It is not for us to make children learn how we teach but for us to teach how they learn – "Gary Reid"

Behavioral Intervention Services

Applied Behavior Analysis Services

ABA is a scientifically proven treatment method of teaching skills to children, in particular those with autism, that relies on managing rewards to reinforce the use of language, social behaviors, and the decrease of repetitive or inappropriate behaviors. Often skills are broken down into discrete steps and taught in such a way that each step triggers the next, so that the child becomes independent in the use of the skills. Ongoing analysis of the acquisition of the skills or management of the behaviors is a hallmark of ABA, allowing for teaching methods and rewards to be modified as needed by the individual child.

ABA is endorsed by the US Surgeon General, The American Academy of Pediatrics and National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development. Studies have shown that some children with autism receiving two or more years of intensive behavioral intervention (ABA) have become indistinguishable from their typically developing peers.

ABA has been proven to improve your child’s:

  • Reading
  • Academics
  • Social Skills
  • Communication
  • Gross & Fine Motor Skills
  • Eating & Food Preparation
  • Toileting
  • Dressing
  • Personal Self-Care
  • Domestic Skills
  • Time & Punctuality
  • Money & Value
  • Home & Community Orientation
  • Work Skills

ABA methods are used to support positive behavioral change in at least six ways:

  1. Increase Positive Behaviors
  2. Teach New Skills
  3. Maintain Behaviors
  4. Generalizing of useful behaviors from one situation to another.
  5. Restricting conditions under which interfering behaviors do occur.

Reducing Interfering Behaviors

 

Verbal Behavior (VB)

Promotes the use of functional language including words or signs, resulting in generalization of newly learned speech or language skills to other settings.