What is ABA?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the application of behavioral principles to achieve performance that is socially significant. ABA looks for functional relationship between one’s behaviors and his or her environment. Data is collected on what increases, decreases, or maintains the one’s performance. The data is analyzed and a individualized ABA treatment program is developed. As the child’s treatment progresses, data is collected and analyzed again to determine treatment effectiveness. The goal is to help individuals learn more functional skills that can replace undesirable behaviors and improve quality of life. ACM seeks to produce significant results, enabling individuals to adapt to their environment thus preparing them for a brighter future.
In addition, the methods of ABA are applied by breaking down skills into simple steps and teaching each step in succession. Skills are taught with the use of scientifically validated teaching procedures. The goal is to increase desirable behaviors and reduce behaviors that interfere with a child or adult’s ability to learn. ABA based intervention is recognized in the National Standards Project for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD. ABA uses a set of principles upon which educational programs are based.
How Does ABA Work?
Behavior Technicians (BTs) provide individual behavior therapy in the child’s home, at the (upcoming) clinic, or shadowing at the child’s school, in coordination with school administrators. Our BTs received comprehensive training in behavioral theory, reinforcement, the application of discrete trial training, the nuances of prompting and fading prompts, behavior management, generalization, maintenance of acquired skills, and interactive play with peer groups and social development. In addition, continuous refresher training courses and research on new techniques shall be provided to BTs so that they are able to maintain a desired level of quality of service.
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