Where is ABA Done?Depending on your child’s specific needs, our clinical team is able to provide ABA therapy in your home, your child’s school, in a clinic, or in your community.
- Examples of where ABA therapy can take place:
In all situations, our goal is to help your child to meet his or her goals and to be able to function independently in the given setting.
ABA, or Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy, is a validated approach to understanding learning and behavior. The behavior is analyzed in the environment in which it occurs. Through behavioral analysis, anything an individual does (i.e, an individual’s behavior) is studied based on the circumstances in which they occur, so that the individual is taught to modify or change the behavior. As an example, the behavior of a child screaming when they ate lunch, may be analyzed based on the environment around the child to determine why he or she may be screaming and then determine what would be a more appropriate way of getting that same thing.
How Does ABA Therapy Work For The Treatment Of Autism?
ABA is a recognized and effective autism treatment when performed in a high-quality and intensive manner. A Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is the primary provider of ABA therapy services. BCBAs establish concrete ways to measure behavioral changes and improvements and identify whether behavior modification is appropriate or not. A BCBA must have a master’s degree or doctorate degree in behavior analysis or psychology and must take and pass a certification exam that recognizes specific training in the principles of applied behavior analysis. Some states require an additional license for the BCBA as well.ABA Techniques and Principles Foster Basic Skills as Well as More Complex Skills:
- Self-help skills
- Daily skills
Most treatment plans will work on increasing skills in a wide variety of areas such as, communication, social skills, play and leisure skills, and daily living skills. The skills being taught must be socially significant to the individual. Typically, skills that impede most on the individual’s ability to learn and function independently are targeted for intervention. When receiving ABA therapy services for insurance funded programs all skills that are taught must directly be related to the core deficits of autism spectrum disorder, which are deficits in social communication, social interaction, and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities.
Where is ABA Done?
Depending on your child’s specific needs, our clinical team is able to provide ABA therapy in your home, your child’s school, in a clinic, or in your community. Examples of where ABA therapy can take place:
- In your living room
- In your back yard
- At the park near your home
- At an art class in the community
- At a Speech and Language Pathologist’s office
- At your child’s private or public school (as permitted)
In all situations, our goal is to help your child to meet his or her goals and to be able to function independently in the given setting.GET STARTED
Please contact us to learn more about how Acuity Behavior Solutions' ABA treatment program can benefit your child and improve the quality of life for your family.