Behavioral Associates of Central Florida, Inc. (BACF) was founded in 2005 by Dr. Maria R. Ruiz, BCBA-D. Dr. Ruiz has been providing psychological and behavioral services to the Central Florida community for over 25 years. She founded BACF to address the community’s growing need for comprehensive behavioral health services through integrated psychological and behavioral programs that address the needs of the individual and family.
ABA stands for Applied Behavioral Analysis. Behavioral Analysis is the scientific study of behavior. Applied Behavioral Analysis is the application of this study to modify or change behavior. Quite simply, it’s a method of very precise and deliberate teaching. ABA is most commonly known for the treatment of individuals diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. ABA therapy is also effective in treating other developmental delays, behavioral challenges, and can be used to teach skills such as potty training to typically developing children.read more