"After having tried 4 ABA companies in Northern Virginia for my child I was lucky enough to find Dr. Cho Behavioral Therapy. My son is a challenging case because he is in the midst of puberty, autism, PANDAS/PANS, and Lyme disease. My son has transformed during our time at DBT and so has our home and family. He has gone from the most severe, aggressive, and destructive behaviors to becoming a calm, functional boy that has hope for a much brighter future. He has made progress in greatly reducing his OCD, rituals, aggression, and destruction. He has improved his language, speech, self-help skills, life skills, and compliance. DBT is the most effective, consistent, well-trained, and committed ABA company we have worked with by far. I’m grateful we have hope for a brighter future for our family and child thanks to DBT!"
"We had tried two different companies prior to finding DBT. Once we with DBT, they ensured that we had the right clinician for our family and son. Now, he is making lots of visible improvements. They are very professional, truly care, and provide lots of support."
"We have been with Dr. Cho’s program since about February of 2018. Now, our son, J S is almost nine years old. At the start of the program, he was not able to attend public school, due to his severe aggressive behavior toward peers and teachers. Now, he is included in general education classrooms for all subjects. He no longer has to be in Special Education.
Our child was very aggressive and impulsive and had trouble playing and interacting with his peers. He had very little functional communication skills, as he was almost exclusively scripting. I was hoping he would learn to calm his body down, and regulate/express his emotions so he could have positive interactions with the people in his life. The therapist worked with him on problem behaviors, language deficits, social skills, safety awareness, and independent living skills. Dr. Cho’s program has made a huge difference in our child’s behavior. He started using a few replacement behaviors right away. By this, I mean that he started replacing some of his problem behaviors with appropriate behaviors. Almost two years later, he was consistently engaging in calming activities, identifying his emotions, playing, and conversing appropriately with his family and peers. Probably, he will always struggle with improving his behaviors, and so will we, but thanks to the program, we now have a good framework for communicating boundaries with him. It has made all the difference in our lives.
I must say that I am very impressed with my son’s therapist and BCBA supervisor. They have proven to be very professional and efficient in their ABA interventions, and they have tailored their approach specifically for my son’s needs. And best of all, my son loves his therapist, and always looks forward to his sessions."
"What a fantastic group of people Dr. Cho has assembled! In our family, a diagnosis of autism in our youngest member marked the first time we'd heard about ABA therapy. Simply said, we are eternally grateful to Dr. Cho and her wonderful staff for matching us with such wonderful therapists. My kid has made great progress towards the goals outlined in his individual list education plan (IEP) thanks in large part to the tireless efforts of Dr. Cho and her staff. My family and I have no idea where my son's development would be without this team's help! My son was paired with Ms. Sylvia as his therapist, and she is a wonderful tenacious, amazing therapist! My family and I have accomplished so much more because of Sylvia's guidance and professional output, and she has helped us become better parents by teaching us what we can do as parents to further our son’s development. Since she had been there at so many of my son's IEP meetings and speech / OT sessions, I had no trouble placing my complete faith in our judgment when it came to deciding what further steps, we should take to aid my youngster. Unfortunately, our family is relocating, and we really wish that this team, and Sylvia in particular were going with us. However, we hope that sharing our experience will help other families decide whether ABA therapy is a good fit for their children. I was hesitant at first, but after working with Dr. Cho, Sylvia, Ms. Lavell, and Ms. Kimberly, I'm glad we did."