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ABA Therapy


Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy is a highly effective approach to enhancing socially significant behaviors and limiting behaviors that interfere with learning.  In multiple studies, ABA therapy has been shown to significantly improve children’s cognitive and language skills, as well as adaptive behaviors. It is ranked the #1 treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by many organizations, including the CDC.  Through frequent data analysis and environmental interventions, our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and staff therapists work with you and your child to increase independence and success through programming that caters to your child’s needs. 

ABA Therapy is the Most Effective Treatment for ASD

Did you Know?  

High quality ABA intervention can do more than enhance socially significant behaviors, it can improve brain function.  Research has shown that ABA Therapy not only improves social skills, but also brain responses to social cues.

Being nonverbal at age 4 does NOT mean children will never speak.  With ABA Therapy, most will learn to speak, and over half will speak fluently. Building language skills is a major focus of ABA Therapy.

Though autism is considered to be life long, with ABA Therapy, some children make so much progress that they lose the core symptoms and no longer meet the diagnostic criteria for autism.  This is called “optimal outcome”, and research is showing that high quality, early intervention using ABA Therapy is key.

There is no "cure" for Autism.  Beware of treatments that claim to cure Autism.  In the video below, a mother discusses the various ineffective treatments that she was "sold" when her son was diagnosed, and experts discuss ABA Therapy as the most effective, and only proven, treatment for Autism.


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Through observations, interviews, & assessments our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) determine areas of your child’s repertoire to strengthen.


We design a custom program for your child based on his or her needs and your shared goals using the latest research and best practices.


Working one-on-one with your child, our therapists implement the program.  Parent training is provided so that you can help maximize the program’s effect.


As your child’s behavior changes, the program is refined to ensure continued progress.



BGF Performance Systems, LLC accepts insurance and is in network with most major insurance carriers.  Please contact us for details about your individual policy.

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BGF Performance Systems, LLC is an Applied Behavior Analysis company, founded in 1999, with the mission to improve people's lives through Applied Behavior Analysis.   

Leadership Team

Bradley G Frieswyk, MA, BCBA, President

Nicole A Cissell, MA, BCBA, Clinical Director

Jaclyn Gutierrez, MA, BCBA, Supervisor

Amy DeRusha, MS, BCBA, Supervisor

Valerie Deutsch, MS, BCBA, Supervisor



4801 W. Peterson Ave. Suite 512
Chicago, IL 60646
United States

T:  (312) 806-7937
E:  info@bgfperformance.com

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VB-MAPP Training

A Behavioral Approach to Language Assessment and Intervention for Children With Autism

With Dr. Mark sundberg

May 4 & 5, 2017 at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare