Parents who previously saw little hope when receiving a diagnosis for their child, now look to ABA as a reliable and successful treatment option.
ABA Therapy Overview
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a science-based way of using principles of behavior to teach desirable behavior and reduce behavior that may interfere with learning. In ABA Therapy, these principles and procedures are used to bring about meaningful, positive, and socially significant change in the following ways:
New skills and behaviors we can teach using ABA Therapy:
- Social interactions.
- Attention/on task behavior.
- Functional skills – toileting, classroom readiness.
Skills we can maintain, make stronger, and generalize using ABA Therapy:
- Attention, money skills, (make a list ).
- Playing with friends.
- Talking to people in the community.
Behaviors we can reduce using ABA Therapy:
- Aggression .
- Stereotypy (repetitive behaviors, hand flapping, rocking, etc.)