Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the science of understanding behavior, and most importantly, improving socially significant behavior so that those with limited skills or maladaptive behaviors can effectively learn and generalize more adaptive skills into their daily interactions. With California Behavioral Center’s parent company having been founded by behaviorists, innovators, and specialists in the mental health field in 1996 in Los Angeles, California (USA), our ABA department is at the core of CBC’s expansion to Dubai.

Occupational Therapists assess and treat individuals of all ages with physical, social, emotional, psychological, and cultural needs so that they can achieve maximum independence in their daily lives. From reaching early developmental milestones to attaining meaningful occupations, Occupational Therapy (OT) supports individuals in developing, restoring, or maintaining age-appropriate functioning. For young children, OT may use play therapy to assess and develop a myriad of skills, given that the “occupation” of a child is to explore and learn through play.

Psychology & Counselling Psychology is one of our specializations at CBC, offering mental health services for children, adolescents, and families with a wide range of behavioral, cognitive, and/or emotional challenges. From assessments and diagnoses, to consultations and psychotherapy, our clinicians aim to address each client’s unique needs and goals, taking into consideration personal strengths and weaknesses, to then guide the client in selecting the type of intervention best fit according to his/her individual interests and comfort level.

Speech Therapy Successful communication skills are a fundamental component to an individual’s happiness and well-being. Speech and Language represent a higher-order form of communication, making this domain of functioning critical in positive development. Our Speech & Language Clinicians at CBC understand the importance of helping individuals achieve not only their optimal speech and language skills, but also maximizing communication skills in general.