What is ABA Therapy?
ABA Stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. ABA is a discipline or treatment methodology based on the science of human behavior. It employs the use of research-based techniques that are highly effective for improving behavior in general and for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in particular. ABA is frequently referred to as the "Gold Standard" for addressing the behavioral excesses (i.e., poor communication, social, self-care, safety, and academic skills) that may characterize the behavior repertoires of some individuals with ASD. Examples of common techniques used are managing consequences consistently such as positive reinforcement, task analyses, extinction, and skills training using discrete trials and or natural training opportunities. This list is by no means exhaustive as ABA has a wealth of applications that are pragmatic and empirical. We base our interventions on the assessed functions of behavior. These interventions are individualized with care taken to maintain and generalize treatment gains to increase the likelihood of continued and future success.
Comprehensive Applied Behavior Analysis(ABA)Services
ABA therapy - in home, school, or the community
ABA focused assessments
(IEP evaluations, Functional Behavior Assessment, etc. )
Behavior plan development, implementation, and supervision
ABA focused program development to reduce behavior problems and teach communication, daily-living, safety, and social skills
ABA consultation for educators and community services
ABA METHODOLOGIES USED
Just to name a few…
• Individualized instruction and program development for behavior problem reduction.
• Precise measurement of observable behavior & behavior-based interventions.
• Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA).
• Discrete trails training and natural teaching opportunities are captured to teach academic, social, vocational, and life skills.
• Blueprints are developed for antecedent and consequential interventions that are technological. This means they are described in such a way that they can be implemented by any trained person resulting in the same outcome.