Applied Behavior Analysis

 

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the application of the science of behavior analysis to socially significant problems and concerns.

Over the past several decades, ABA interventions have been used to help children and adults struggling with developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, and mental health concerns in many different settings including homes, schools, offices, and other community and residential settings.


ABA interventions have been found to be effective for increasing important skills such as communication, problem solving, and making and keeping friends as well as for reducing problem behavior such as tantrums and aggression.

Many applied behavior analysts work with individuals with autism spectrum disorder. In fact, behavior analytic interventions are the only treatment approach with a significant body of empirical support documenting its effectiveness (National Standards Project, Phase 2, 2015).

 

We use the principles of ABA to support individuals with autism and their families to:

  • Learn to communicate with and interact with others 
  • Develop self-control and self-management skills
  • Learn skills of daily living such as dressing and using the bathroom
  • Learn to play independently and with others
  • Increase academic skills such as reading and math
  • Decrease challenging behavior such as self-injury or aggression
  • Build independence

 

 
 
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