What is ABA ?

ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis and refers to an evidence based scientific practice based off the works of B.F. Skinner that has been found to be one of the most effective treatments for teaching children diagnosed with an ASD and other disabilities to increase level of independent and educational functioning.

Skilled therapists trained in ABA work with children in their homes, schools and out in the community based on the child’s specific needs. This program is highly intensive and includes the parents, Behavior Consultants, ABA therapists and the child’s educators as a part of the treatment team. The child’s treatment team is supervised by highly trained and experienced clinical supervisors. Team meetings are conducted separately from the home and school therapies in order to maximize consistency across team members, problem solve behavioral challenges and to introduce the child to new goals.

There is considerable empirical evidence that early intensive behavior analytic intervention produces large and lasting functional improvements in many children with autism.

Research has shown that the most appropriate education for children with autism includes early, intensive behavioral therapy. Every program is individualized according to the child's specific strengths and deficits. The goal is always to improve deficit areas and decrease or eliminate the inappropriate behaviors often associated with autism.

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