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What is ABA?

 

ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis

 

Applied Behavior Analysis is the most widely recommended treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder and is supported by thousands of studies from decades of research. While ABA is effective with many populations, including adults at work, it is most often associated with teaching children with Autism. ABA utilizes the principles of learning to promote changes in behavior.

 

Through years of research, the field of behavior analysis has developed many techniques for increasing appropriate behaviors and reducing inappropriate behaviors.  Positive reinforcement is one of the most important principles of ABA.

 

ABA is the process of providing intervention based on the principles of learning theory to improve an individual’s behavior. To ensure progress is being made, progress is tracked and managed through systematic data collection.

 

ABA has been used with children with ASD and other similar disorders since the 1960’s. A wide variety of ABA techniques have been developed for building useful skills in learners with ASD – from toddlers through adulthood.

 

These techniques can be used in structured situations like a lesson, or in unstructured situations like an outing to the neighborhood playground. ABA sessions with children on the Autism Spectrum involve one-on-one instruction with a behavior interventionist, who is supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

At Acuity Behavior Solutions, our ABA therapists are highly skilled and trained in many effective behavior analysis techniques. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call at (714) 696-2862.