What is ABA?
Consistent ABA therapy can significantly improve behaviors and skills and may decrease the need for long-term behavioral therapy.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a type of therapy that focuses on improving specific behaviors, such as social skills, communication, emotional intelligence, and academics as well as adaptive learning skills, such as fine motor dexterity, hygiene, grooming. ABA is effective for children and adults with psychological disorders, behavior disorders, trauma induced behaviors, and work in a variety of settings, including schools, workplaces, homes, and clinics. Consistent ABA therapy can significantly improve behaviors and skills and may decrease the need for long term special services.
ABA takes a research approach to therapy based on proven theories of learning and behavior. Behavior Analysts understand how human behaviors are learned and how they can be changed over time. The analyst evaluates a client’s behavior and develops treatment plans to help improve the communication and behavior skills necessary for success in their lives. ABA clinicians also provide training to parents and teachers. Behavior Analysts work within settings such as schools, homes, and community centers to evaluate and modify treatment as it progresses.