Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

  • A science-based approach that can produce socially significant and measurable behavior changes.
  • A set of scientific principles upon which educational programs are based.
  • Used to treat a wide variety of behavioral and learning problems.
  • A process of utilizing motivational factors during teaching.
  • Incorporates techniques to help children reach their full potential.
  • Evaluates the function of behaviors before determining the course of treatment.


Program Overview

  • Designed for patients 21 years and younger diagnosed with a developmental delay and mild to severe maladaptive behaviors.
  • Behavioral assessments, behavior reduction programs and verbal behavior programs are developed and implemented by a behavior analyst or behavior specialist.
  • Parents/caregivers are involved in all aspects of assessment and
    treatment.
  • Community-based services may be implemented as needed.
  • Social skills groups are available.


Program Benefits

  • Teaches children how to communicate utilizing reinforcement and prompting procedures to improve language and communication skills.
  • Teaches relevant skills to aid in daily functioning.
  • Decreases/eliminates problem behaviors such as, but not limited to, aggression, disruptions, noncompliance, and self-injury.
  • Increases/acquires functional replacement skills such as imitation, motor skills, cooperation, social interaction and more.
  • Increases compliance.
  • Parent training provided on all procedures that are part of the course of treatment.

To schedule a rehabilitation services appointment at a Nicklaus Children's location near you, please call 305-663-8413 or toll-free 877-624-8413 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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Service Locations

Nicklaus Children's Dan Marino Outpatient Center
2900 S. Commerce Parkway
Weston, FL 33331

Nicklaus Children's Doral Outpatient Center
3601 NW 107th Avenue
Doral, FL 33178

Nicklaus Children's Miami Lakes Outpatient Center
15025 NW 77 Avenue
Miami Lakes, FL 33014

Nicklaus Children's Miramar Outpatient Center
12246 Miramar Parkway
Miramar Square
Miramar, FL 33025

Nicklaus Children's Nirvair Chowdhury Midtown Center
3915 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33137

Nicklaus Children's Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center
11310 Legacy Avenue
Legacy Place
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Nicklaus Children's Palmetto Bay Outpatient Center
17615 SW 97 Avenue
(Franjo Road)
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157

Nicklaus Children's West Kendall Outpatient Center
13400 SW 120th Street
Suite 100
Miami, FL 33186