Autism services, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
1808 Richards Road, Suite 102 & 119, Bellevue, Washington 98005
Julea Leiter, BCBA/LBA, Professional educator, started in the field of autism in 1998. She became board certified as an assistant behavior analyst (BCaBA) in 2002 and in 2016 became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She graduated from Eastern Illinois in 1995 with a degree in early childhood special education and K-12 special education. Julea graduated from University of Washington in 2016 with a master's degree in special education and applied behavior analysis. She has been a Clinical Director, BCBA, public school district level Behavior Specialist, ABA technician and a public school teacher for preschool, elementary, middle and high school students for both regular and special education classrooms. Julea worked for many years with children who were expelled from school and were placed in an alternative classroom. Her passion is working with children and families.
Our technicians all have a Bachelor's Degree and are state certified as Behavioral Technicians (CBT). We have mulitple technicians that are also RBT's. Some of our staff have Master's degrees or are working on a higher level degree currently. We have a hard working and dedicated staff supporting one-to-one applied behavior analysis therapy (ABA therapy) for each client, working to support your child and his/her needs. We are research based and provide a friendly, supportive environment. Our personalized therapeutic programs located in Bellevue, Washington, may take place in the clinic, your home, your child's school, or in the community. At Dimensions ABA, we empower individuals with the adaptive skills and behaviors they need to lead the most independent, productive, and fulfilling lives possible.
We are here to help your family.
ABA is the study of using the principles of behavior to change "socially important behaviors" (Bear, Wolf and Risley, 1968). ABA creates enriched environments that support appropriate behaviors and discourage inappropriate behaviors by using antecedent and consequence strategies. ABA therapy applies our understanding of how behavior works in real situations. The goal of ABA is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful or affect learning. Positive reinforcement is one of the main strategies used in ABA.
When a behavior is followed by something that is valued a person is more likely to repeat that behavior. Over time, the positive reinforcement encourages positive lasting behavior changes.
Baer, Wolf, and Risley (1968, 1987) specified these seven ABA dimensions: Applied • Behavioral • Analytical
• Generalized • Effective • Technological and • Conceptually Systematic
Dimensions ABA supports families by providing:
1808 Richards Road, Bellevue, Washington 98005, United States
Monday - Thursday: 8:30AM–6PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Appointments only