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New Wave Program


The New Wave Program uses Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to treat wide range of behavioral struggles.

What is Applied Behavioral Analysis(ABA)?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the scientific approach to changing behavior.
It involves changing how we respond to behavior, changing our environment, and finding what works. We do this through using different behavioral interventions that when used correctly and consistently, can bring about remarkable changes in people.

In both children and adults, ABA is an effective therapy option for behavioral problems in a variety of settings, including schools, workplaces, homes, and clinics.

Behavior Analysts use the science of Applied Behavior Analysis to determine which treatment approach or behavioral interventions are working best. ABA is an objective approach to modifying human behavior and requires data collection and analysis.

Using the principles of ABA, the science of human behavior, we can conquer the problems we face across a wide array of challenges and roadblocks that we come into contact with on a daily basis.

What challenges Applied Behavioral Analysis addresses?

If you are struggling with phobias such as fear of public speaking, fear of flying, fear of height, ABA can be a very efficient treatment for you.

Applied Behavioral Analysis, ABA treats range of generalized Anxiety Disorders and Depressive Disorders.

If you or your child is on Autism Spectrum Applied Behavioral Analysis is the treatment of choice to address social skill and communication struggles.

Applied Behavioral Analysis is a proven treatment option to optimize academic skills as well as adaptive learning skills.

Students and young adults with Attention Deficiet Hyper activity Disorder (ADHD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) have had improved attention and mood regulation with the help of ABA.

How does ABA work?

Below are the steps that an ABA therapist will work with you on closely,

Identify which behaviors require change

Set goals and expected outcomes

Evaluate where you are now

Learn new skills and/or learn how to avoid negative behaviors

Establish ways to measure changes and improvements (This is the key differentiating part of ABA therapy versus other modalities)

Regularly review your progress

Program Leader
Mandana Roushanmeidan,M.Ed., BCBA
Board Certified Behavioral Analyst

I am a board certified behavioral analyst and therapist with nearly a decade of experience working with and treating children and adults with behavioral and psychological challenges. In the New Wave Program we will identify behaviors that cause problems and set forth a behavioral plan to target and treat those behaviors. Our team will closely monitor your progress and readjust our treatment approach.  As a program I closely work with the team of Psychiatrists and Psychologists at Mclean Counseling Center to optimize each individuals progress.
Together, we will also help carry over and apply the newly learned skills at home, work or school – in a way that fits your unique needs. With my positive client centered approach to counseling, I will focus on identifying your strengths, use analytics to measure gaps and progress, and utilize them to help you change the feelings, thoughts, and behaviors to improve your quality of life.
I have a range of specialties and experiences to draw from, having worked in homes, and in a specialized clinical setting for children with Autism. I have been able to help many families whom their kids are struggling with ADHD, academic challenges and range of limitations that Autism can impose. I am especially passionate about early-intervention, academic readiness, skill building and adolescent social skills acquisition.
My area of focus includes assessing the social and emotional education of young children and youth, increasing the language capacity of bilingual students and building academic skills utilizing behavior analytic techniques. I work closely with our team of professionals at McLean Counseling Center experienced in treating executive function limitations and it’s related disorders in youth including ADHD, Anxiety disorders, learning disabilities such as dyslexia and dysgraphia.

Contact us for a free consultation by phone : (703) 821-1073


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