Applied Behavior Analysis

What is ABA and how can it help?

As defined by Cooper, Heron, and Heward (2014), “Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a science devoted to understanding and improving human behavior.” What sets ABA apart is the emphasis on socially significant behaviors that matter to you and the methods that we utilize to bring about those socially significant changes that make life better and more enjoyable! Behavior analysts only use evidence-based practices, tactics, and strategies that are backed by research and demonstrated to be effective in solving the challenges that you’re experiencing.

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ABA is supported by over 700 university programs worldwide.


Studies show ABA treatment is effective in 90% of cases.


Over 400 studies show ABA can reduce challenging behavior.

The Association For Science In Autism Treatment (ASAT)

ASAT discovered that ABA is effective in increasing socially-appropriate, desirable behaviors by teaching new skills, while also reducing problem behavior. Their research also indicated that, when implemented intensively (more than 20 hours per week) and early in life (beginning prior to the age of 4 years), ABA may produce large gains in development and reductions in the need to receieve special services.

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Autism Speaks

“ABA is widely recognized as a safe and effective treatment”; “Behavior analysis is a scientifically validated approach to understanding behavior and how it is affected by the environment.”; and “The methods of behavior analysis have been used and studied over decades. ABA can help many kinds of learners gain different skills, such as healthier lifestyles to learning a new language.”

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American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

“ABA techniques have been repeatedly shown to have efficacy with specific problem behaviors. Additionally, ABA has been demonstrated to be effective as applied to academic tasks, adaptive living skills, communication, social skills, and vocational skills (Volkmar et al., 2014).”

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National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

“… applied behavior analysis (ABA), [is] a widely accepted approach that tracks a child's progress in improving his or her skills…”

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National Institute of Mental Health

Noted that ABA has become widely recognized as an effective treatment for individuals with autism.

We absolutely love to watch our learners thrive by gaining new skills, meeting new milestones, reducing challenging behavior, and achieving new heights overall.

New Center in Boise

Maraca's Downtown Learning Center is NOW OPEN!

We are excited to announce that Maraca's learning center and corporate office in downtown Boise, Idaho is now open and serving learners! The Maraca learning center will serve Boise, Meridian, Garden City, Eagle, Star, Nampa, and Caldwell with high-quality autism therapy. Maraca brings compassionate care and world-class ABA therapy to the Treasure Valley.

1404 W Idaho St, Boise, ID 83702

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Building and equipping industry leading, scientist-practitioners.

A significant part of our mission is to raise up and mentor the best clinicians in the industry. No matter where you are on your journey, whether just starting or decades in, a path of growth and continuous learning is ahead at Maraca. Give us the chance to change the trajectory of your career by working with an organization where you matter more than the bottom-line.

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Dr. Robbie El Fattal, Ph.D., BCBA-D & Kathryn Fattal, M.S., BCBA

Our commitment to excellence.

"Katie and I are relentless in our pursuit of excellence. This is no mere professional venture to us, it's our calling - it's personal. Working with children diagnosed with autism is all we've ever done and we absolutely love it. Nothing matters more to us than our learners and their parents thriving because of our involvement and their commitment to high-quality ABA therapy at Maraca. You deserve treatment through an organization where the chief end is to serve you, rather than serving their own interests and shareholders. We cannot wait to exceed your expectations." - Dr. Robbie El Fattal

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