Now Accepting New Patients

Now Accepting New Patients

In-home & Community-based ABA Therapy in the Greater Cleveland, Medina, & Akron, Ohio Areas

SparkJoy ABA

Providing Compassionate Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy to Children with Autism & Their Families

Supporting children of all ages: From point of diagnosis, as early as 15 months, to 18 years of age. Flexible and targeted treatment where your child needs it most – In their Home, School, Daycare, or Community.

Joyful Beginnings: Limitless Learning: Autism Care Redefined

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the scientific approach to understanding learning and behavior. ABA the ‘SparkJoy Way’ is a flexible, supportive, ethical, and compassionate approach to teaching children with autism the skills they need to find the most joy in their lives. Parent involvement is at the center of our treatment model. Let’s work together to explore how ABA therapy can benefit your child.

Leading With Compassion

We seek to learn and understand by listening and observing. Our experiences and ways of perceiving the world are as unique as we each are. We can only begin to learn by first seeking to understand. We strive to enhance your child’s happiness and well-being by providing the behavioral support they need and teaching them the skills they need to excel. Leading with compassion enhances safety and joy and is an approach we’re happy to share with others. A compassionate and gentle approach makes everyone feel good. And we all deserve to feel good.

Individualized Care

There is no one else in the world quite the same as your child. They might have a special way they do things or a distinctive approach to learning new things. Whether it’s their words, their sounds, their expressions, or even their sense of humor, your child is a unique individual, as we all are. Our goal is to capture what makes your child unique from their first assessment. Our professional behavior analysts are inspired to craft a truly individualized treatment plan specific to your child’s needs by choosing research-supported and compassionate strategies that best fit your child’s specific needs and your goals for your child.

ABA The SparkJoy ABA Way

Positive Behavior Approach

At SparkJoy ABA, we believe in the ‘pursuit of happiness’ and that everyone deserves to be happy. That’s why we focus on building from that foundation of joy. We want to learn what it is that makes your child the happiest and that’s where we aim to begin each session. Our therapeutic approach incorporates positive reinforcement throughout treatment, focusing on small and incremental steps toward our goals. We progress treatment at your child’s pace to ensure that your child is happy, relaxed, and engaged throughout the process. Our goals are customized to your child and designed to teach your child the socially significant skills that they need to find more happiness and reinforcement in their everyday lives.

Learning Through Play

With our extensive education and experience in child development, we know that children learn to make sense of the world around them through play. Children can develop social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, gain self-confidence, and learn to expand their language skills through play. Not only does engaging with your child’s favorite toys and activities help to strengthen the therapeutic relationship we will share with your child, but it will also provide us with unique opportunities to work on your child’s goals in a context where they might soon be able to use them with their peers. Our therapists will incorporate child-led play interactions to ensure your child is motivated and excited to participate in their ABA treatment and learning skills that are applicable to their activities and experiences.

Intensive Teaching

Dr. O. Ivar Lovaas once said, “if they can’t learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn”. At SparkJoy ABA, we are committed to doing just that. Our Behavior Analysts are trained in the top ABA evidence-based treatment approaches including Discrete Trial Teaching and Errorless Learning. We’re passionate about individualizing treatment and don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to anything about our learners. That means we are choosing the teaching strategies most likely to benefit your child and customizing their application to your child’s unique needs. Through data monitoring and analysis, we are committed to finding the approach that best helps your child to meet their goals and changing our approach as many times as is necessary to achieve progress.

Compassionate ABA

Compassionate Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) represents a modern approach to fostering positive behavioral changes. A compassionate ABA approach prioritizes understanding and addressing the unique needs and emotions of individuals. It emphasizes building a therapeutic relationship based on trust and collaboration between the therapist, child, and family. This approach highlights the importance of the emotional well-being of the children we treat, integrating empathy and kindness into every aspect of the process. By fostering a supportive and compassionate environment, this innovative and humane approach ensures that the journey towards positive change is not only effective but also respectful and nurturing.

Family Involvment / Support

While we are the behavior experts, we never forget that you are the expert regarding your child and their needs. At SparkJoy, our goal is to include families in treatment from ‘start’ to ‘finish’. While we may work with your child for several hours each day, with our treatment model, your child’s progress doesn’t have to end when the therapy session does. Your treatment team will work with you to implement strategies that work effectively with your child. You can count on our expert coaching and support throughout the process. Whether it’s challenges with your child’s bedtime routine or difficulty transitioning away from favorite activities, you’ll feel supported and empowered to work toward the goals that are meaningful to you and your family.

“We’re going to find the joy, and then we’re going to teach… We’re going to be known as the people who bring the joy. We’re joy-bringers.”

–Dr. Greg Hanley

We Accept Most Major insurance Providers

As our goal is to assist those that need our services, please contact us if your insurance provider is not listed. We can contact your insurer directly to possibly negotiate an agreement or seek to become one of their in-network providers.

Get Started

Step 1: The first step in getting started with SparkJoy ABA services is to complete our convenient online intake form powered by our friends at Finni.

Step 2: We complete a full assessment to learn about your child’s strengths and areas for growth.

Step 3: Begin services. We will collaborate with your family to ensure an effective therapy program.

** Now Accepting New Patients **