What is Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Behavior Analysis is a scientific model of how behaviors affect and are affected by environmental events teaching meaningful, useful, socially significant behavior, while reducing behavior patterns that may be disruptive or interfering with one’s daily activities. ABA is the applied use of principles and methods of behavior analysis (such as reinforcement), to create meaningful changes in socially important significant behaviors.
ABA has been demonstrated as effective at treating the symptoms of ASD and is endorsed by the American Association of Pediatrics.
ABA therapy has five major
- A clinical assessment of your child’s abilities, strengths and current needs to help your child grow to their potential.
- A set of therapeutic goals based on skill acquisition and support to you and your family.
- The use of ABA principles that focuses on strategies to effectively support new skills, understand and help support and challenging behaviors and help your family on the road to a happy and healthy home.
- Objective and ongoing data collection and analysis to inform clinical decision making.
- Parent coaching and feedback on the effectiveness of the plan and next steps toward independence.
What you can expect:
You will be assigned a Clinical Supervisor to help complete our clinical assessment and treatment plan for your child. That plan will include your family’s needs, your child’s needs and any community needs. The treatment plan will include treatment goals, strategies to meet those goals, and a prescribed amount of treatment hours.
Next, your team, comprised of your BCBA Clinical Supervisor, Assistant Clinical Supervisor and Behavior Therapists (RBT) will come to your home, clinic, or other community settings to begin to work.
The treatment plan will be monitored closely, with your input and support and data analysis to monitor progress toward goals. YOU are an integral part of this process.