When making treatment decisions for your child with ASD, the amount of information available can feel overwhelming. Many parents are unaware that Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is considered the “gold standard” of treatments for autism spectrum disorder. Children who receive intensive intervention can make remarkable progress, going on to participate in mainstream classrooms and become virtually indistinguishable from their peers. Our ABA program helps parents learn strategies that will enable them to regain a feeling of control over their child’s behavior and future. We work with you to teach daily living skills, learn how to capitalize on your child’s strengths, and facilitate communication and social interactions.
What Is ABA?
Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network states: “ABA” stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. ABA is a set of principles that form the basis for many behavioral treatments. ABA is based on the science of learning and behavior. This science includes general “laws” about how behavior works and how learning takes place. ABA therapy applies these laws to behavior treatments in a way that helps increase useful or desired behaviors. ABA also applies these laws to help reduce behaviors that may interfere with learning or behaviors that may be harmful. ABA therapy is used to increase language and communication skills. It is also used to improve attention, focus, social skills, memory, and academics. ABA can be used to help decrease problem behaviors.
ABA is considered an evidence-based “best” practice treatment by the US Surgeon General and by the American Psychological Association. “Evidence- based” means that ABA has passed scientific tests of its usefulness, quality, and effectiveness. Read more here.
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