ABA Therapy

How ABA Therapy Helps Autistic Children

Applied Behavior Analysis therapy (ABA) is an evidence-based treatment style that has been found to be one of the most effective treatments for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. 

ABA Therapy is a method for teaching skills and increasing positive behaviors while decreasing behaviors that interfere with the use of critical skills such as social, academic, or life skills. ABA Therapy can help these children reach their full potential and lead more fulfilling lives as adults.

 

Here’s a short overview on how ABA Therapy helps autistic children:

 

1. What is ABA Therapy?

Applied Behavior Analysis therapy (ABA) is an evidence-based treatment style that has been found to be one of the most effective treatments for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. 

ABA Therapy is a method for teaching skills and increasing positive behaviors while decreasing behaviors that interfere with the use of critical skills such as social, academic, or life skills. ABA Therapy can help these children reach their full potential and lead more fulfilling lives as adults.

2. How Does ABA Therapy Work?

 

Applied Behavior Analysis is based on the idea that the behaviors people exhibit are shaped by their environment and experiences. 

ABA examines each child’s behavior individually and focuses on understanding why your child engages in a behavior and how to teach a more appropriate skill. 

Interventions focus on motivation and reinforcement for appropriate behaviors that are more appropriate such as communicating effectively, participating in activities that they enjoy, learning new skills, and growing intellectually. The goal is for these children to reach their full potential as adults and lead more fulfilling lives.

If you would like to stop feeling isolated and burned out, and would like to meaningfully connect with your child and community, and develop tools to help you live a full life together, schedule an appointment today. I can help.

Elyssa Clark, Child & Adolescent Behavior Analyst