Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific approach to understanding behavior. ABA refers to a set of scientific principles that focus on how behaviors change, or are affected by the environment, as well as how learning takes place. The term behavior refers to everything we do, our actions, and speak, what we say. ABA sessions involve targeting socially significant behaviors for change. Most goals worked on during ABA sessions include increasing communication, social skills, play skills, independent skills, and daily living skills. If there are challenging behaviors that can cause harm to the individual or others, or that interfere with learning or socialization, those behaviors will be targeted for decrease.
Skills assessments measure specific skills across a variety of age appropriate responses. Most assessments focus on verbal communication, play skills, other social skills, and independent living skills. The skills are measured and are used to establish baselines, what the individual can demonstrate without being taught, and which skills should be targeted for acquisition. The results of the assessment are used to establish goals the individual will work on during their ABA sessions.
Behavior assessment, often referred to as a functional behavior assessments (FBA), is a process of identifying challenging behaviors that interfere with learning and socialization and developing interventions to improve or eliminate those behaviors. An FBA consists of information-gathering procedures about the target behavior that result in a hypothesis about the function(s) that the behavior is serving for the individual. Behavior plans are then developed and followed by the treatment team throughout ABA sessions.
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We provide therapy for individual development delays from birth through adulthood. Our experience gives us the ability to understand and treat each individual uniquely. Our clinically proven evidence-based therapy focuses to assure our clients receive the best and most effective care possible.
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