Applied Behavioral Analysis

Also known as: ABA therapy.

What is applied behavior analysis?

ABA Therapy is the use of science-based techniques and principles to produce meaningful and positive changes in behavior which can help children reach their full potential. ABA can be used to help decrease problem behaviors, and to establish and promote appropriate and alternative behaviors. Our program is designed for patients 21 and younger with mild to severe maladaptive behaviors.

What happens during the procedure?

Our ABA Services are provided one to one by a highly trained, Masters level, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). The analyst focuses on specific needs of the child, and uses special techniques to help the child with issues ranging from communication problems to self-care to academic skills. Parent/Caregiver Training is an integral part of our ABA Program. Caregivers are involved in all aspects of assessment and treatment so that the appropriate/alternative behaviors can be generalized to all settings. Social Skills Groups are available when applicable.

Is any special preparation needed?

No special preparation is needed for the child to undergo applied behavioral analysis. However, caregivers must be committed to carrying over treatment plan in order to generalize progress across settings and individuals.

What are the risk factors?

There are no risks for a child receiving ABA.

Reviewed by: Gisselle Arriete, BCBA, and Maria Castaneda-McCann, MMSc, PT

This page was last updated on: 6/21/2019 1:29:44 AM