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ABA THERAPY

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What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based science that can be used to decrease problem behaviors and teach people new skills. ABA programs are individualized and overseen by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) who works under the supervision of a BCBA.

ABA strategies are designed to decrease behaviors that interfere with a person’s ability to be independent, safe and/or participate fully in the community. This is often called, “Behavior Intervention”. These strategies are individualized and function-based (WHY the behavior is occurring). A BCBA or BCaBA determines what strategies will be most effective for the individual based on data that is collected.

At the Initial Assessment, a BCBA or BACB Practicum Student, under the supervision of a BCBA, will administer an evidence-based assessment to determine what goals are most appropriate for your child. These assessments include the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP), the Peak Relational Training System (PEAK) and/or the Functional Independence Skills Handbook (FISH). An in-depth consultation with the parent/caregiver will determine which assessment is most applicable.

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ABA strategies have been scientifically proven to increase skills across multiple environments:

AT SCHOOL

Following Schedules & Routines

Joint Attention

Imitation

Peer Engagement

Joint Play

Parallel Play

On-Task Behaviors

Waiting

Tolerance

Transitions between Activities

 

and MORE...

AT HOME

Following Morning & Evening Routines

Self-Feeding

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

(personal hygiene, chores, vocational skills)

 

Potty Training

 

 

Sibling & Parent Engagement

 

 

Functional Communication

 

and MORE...

AT THERAPY

Social Skills

Receptive & Expressive Language

Following Directions

 

Appropriate ways to access attention/ wants/ needs

 

Sharing

 

and MORE...

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