What is ABA?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the application of the principles of learning and motivation from Behavior Analysis, and the procedures and technology derived from those principles, to the solution of problems of social significance. Many decades of research have validated treatments based on ABA.
Autism Speaks says: Today, ABA is widely recognized as a safe and effective treatment for autism. It has been endorsed by a number of state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Surgeon General and the New York State Department of Health. Over the last decade, the nation has seen a particularly dramatic increase in the use of ABA to help persons with autism live happy and productive lives. In particular, ABA principles and techniques can foster basic skills such as looking, listening and imitating, as well as complex skills such as reading, conversing and understanding another person’s perspective.
More information about behavior analysis and ABA is available at the websites of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, the Association for Behavior Analysis International and the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.
ABA can be used with people of all ages. We have experience working with very young children, grade school children and teenagers. We have experience working with all ages on language development (from nonverbal to conversational), social skills, academics, daily living skills, independent and social play, transitional skills, and decreasing behaviors of concern. We combine therapist directed teaching (Mass Trialing and Discrete Trial) and teaching in play or through the child's natural motivation (Pivotal Response Therapy, Verbal Behavior, and Incidental Teaching) in every session.
Here is a video to give you an idea of what ABA looks like. This video is not owned by ATBS and all rights are reserved by the orignial owners.