What is A.B.A. Therapy?
Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a scientific approach for identifying environmental variables that influence behavior of social significance and for systematically developing a functionally related methodology to program for behavior change. Additionally. ABA focuses on skill acquisition. Skill acquisition can occur when a behavior analyst is teaching a new, functionally related alternative behavior (to replace an inappropriate problem behavior) or to teach academic, self-care, motor, social skills, etc.
What Are The Benefits Of A.B.A. Therapy?
- ABA's effectiveness lies in its foundation in the scientific research that has been conducted in laboratories and in the natural setting for decades.
- All techniques used by behavior analysts are grounded In research that supports their effectiveness once they're implemented systematically.
- A component of ABA therapy is the development of individualized treatment packages because one package does not fit all.
- Autism is so complex and each individual is so unique, individualized treatment packages play a key role in the effectiveness of ABA.
- The behavior analyst observes each individual client, assesses both their current skill set and those that need to be developed.
- Taking into account the resources available to the client, and their environmental setup, the behavior analyst specifically designs a treatment package that will be most effective for that client