Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is a proven evidence-based, best practice model that can help with social, communication and develop new skills for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as well as other
The key ideas behind Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) are that:
- Human behaviour is influenced by events or stimuli in the environment
- Behaviour that’s followed by positive consequences is more likely to happen again.
ABA uses these ideas to help autistic children learn new and appropriate behaviour. It does this by giving children positive consequences for appropriate behaviour and not for problematic behaviour.
What does ABA involve?
- Assessment of the child’s current skills and difficulties
- setting goals and objectives
- designing and implementing a program that teaches the ‘target’ skill
- measuring the ‘target’ skill while the program is implemented
- evaluating the program is bringing in change to the target skill
Our focus is more on teaching independent life skills and reducing problematic behaviors.
Some of the skills we work on are
- Play and leisure skills
- Peer interactions
- Independence with Routines
- Practical self-care & self-help: potty training, dressing, and hygiene
- Cooperation at home, school and during playtime
- Conversation & communication
- Language skills
- Social skills & interactions
- Self-regulation and management