services that we offer...

ABA Therapy

Xcite Steps specializes in the treatment of Autism and related developmental disorders, providing compassionate commitment and care to each and every individual and family we serve.  We adhere to this mission by operating within the theoretical practices and evidence-based principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  Empirically based behavioral techniques are used to promote learning and replace maladaptive behaviors with more appropriate one.

Xcite Steps offers a myriad of services for all ages on the Autism Spectrum and other developmental disabilities.  We do not believe in a “one size fits all” model.  We recognize that every client can be individually addressed through a variety of different treatment approaches to create a unique and tailored program.  We pride ourselves on our ability to design programs that address areas of socialization, behavior challenges, communication, language, play, daily living and academic skills, that focus specifically on the client’s abilities and the parent’s specific goals.   At Xcite Steps we also offer a range of client ratios for treatment, either 1:1, 2:1, or 3:1, to ensure the most optimal environment to build skills and independence.

Offering ABA Therapy in Natural Settings

Xcite Steps offers ABA programs for in the home, at school or day care facilities, and in and around the community as needed to foster appropriate functional skills.  Our goal is to work with the child in the most naturalistic environment, to build strong functional skills that will transfer between all aspects of their life.  Thus, if we are teaching play skills, rather than teaching a child to play appropriately with an adult interventionist within the home environment, we would rather teach play skills at a park or during a play date with a familiar peer, in a setting where parents and children are likely to generalize and maintain the skills outside of therapy sessions.

Working in a naturalistic environment also creates a child-centered, play-based modality of treatment that allows for learning and laughter to coexist.  Our staff is highly trained in the ability to identify and create natural opportunities, and transform everyday social outings into enriched therapeutic experiences.  The versatility of our programs allows parents to feel that their child’s therapy is a comfortable and contoured experience.

XciteSteps ABA Therapy Services are covered by Insurance. We are currently providers with:

  • Health Net Federal Services (TRICARE, ECHO)
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Aetna
  • Regional Center
  • UBH
  • Magellan
  • Molina
  • Cigna

What Xcite Steps offers to support individual intervention programs:

  • Services Assessment and Evaluation
  • Intake interview
  • Individualized Programming
  • Therapy sessions facilitated by an ABA trained tutor/ mentor
  • Supervision by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Ongoing behavioral assessment.
  • Behavioral consultation.
  • Assessments

The types of intensive Behavior Approaches XciteSteps uses:

  • Teaching appropriate replacement behaviors
  • Extinction
  • Behavior Momentum
  • Social Skills Training
  • Social Stories
  • Token Economy System
  • Self-Regulation Strategies
  • Visual Strategies
  • Augmentative Communication
  • Discrete Trial Training
  • Functional Communication Skills Training
  • Prompt Fading


Our Services are available in the following areas:

San Diego (North)

  • Oceanside
  • Carlsbad
  • Rancho Santa Fe
  • San Marcos
  • Camp Pendleton
  • Escondido
  • Vista

San Diego (Central)

  • La Jolla
  • Clairemont
  • Downtown
  • Poway
  • Mira Mesa
  • Coronado

East County

  • Santee
  • Lakeside
  • La Mesa
  • Spring Valley
  • El Cajon
  • Paradise Hills

South Bay

  • Eastlake
  • Chula Vista
  • National City
  • Bonita
  • Imperial Beach
  • Otay Mesa

Temecula Region

  • Murrieta
  • Lake Elsinore
  • Menifee
  • Fallbrook