CentralReach Acquires ABA Tools, Leading Provider of Behavior Analysis (ABA) Digital Learning Materials Software Used to Promote Verbal Behavior in Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder



Fort Lauderdale, December 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – CentralReach, the leading provider of electronic medical records (EMR) software and services for ABA and associated behavioral health providers, today announced the acquisition of ‘ABA Tools, the leading provider of digital hardware software for applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy providers. The acquisition adds to CentralReach’s suite of end-to-end solutions and provides ABA organizations with an alternative to paper-based learning materials, which are widely used today.

Corresponding directly to the ABLLS-R assessment, ABA Tools offers a wide range of relevant images designed to promote verbal behavior in people with intellectual disabilities such as autism spectrum disorders. The company’s innovative digital applied behavior analysis materials can be used in a classroom, home, or other educational setting in place of traditional flashcards. The use of digital learning materials developed by ABA Tools eliminates the need for ABA practitioners to find, maintain and organize the physical materials used during therapy, thus allowing the therapist to focus on the learner, and not on the hardware. ABA Tools’ customizable apps can also help streamline the data collection process when used with a child.

“We are delighted to welcome the ABA Tools team and its co-founders, Patrick Roper and Ryan Capehart, to CentralReach,” said Chris Sullens, CEO of CentralReach. “Learning is a critical step in improving outcomes for children with autism. What Patrick and Ryan have built provides valuable resources for BCBAs, therapists, and parents who need a variety of photos accessible across function, functionality, and the classroom to teach verbal behavior skills that reinforce communication. communication, independence and connectivity. Adding ABA Tools will allow us to better meet the needs of children with the autism spectrum and clinical professionals charged with improving learning outcomes for this group.

Roper, who will assume the role of Senior Instructional Designer at CentralReach, describes the acquisition as a win-win situation for the autism therapy provider market. “Adding ABA Tools’ customizable digital learning resources to CentralReach’s suite of EMR, practice management and clinical solutions will really make a difference for ABA therapists and parents who are turning to digital hardware for help promote verbal learning in autistic children. CentralReach is the perfect solution to present our digital learning tool to the wider ABA market.

This is the eighth acquisition that CentralReach has made in the past two years and the sixth acquisition to support its investment in its clinical suite, including the acquisition of ABLLS-R to provide a rating system, fully integrated, competency-based program and monitoring program. and Avail Support to provide assistive technology capable of accelerating the care plan by digitally supporting and enhancing an individual’s clinical care plan outside of in-person sessions.

For more information on CentralReach, visit www.centralreach.com. Further information on ABA Tools is available at www.abatools.com.

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