What ABA does for your child?
While it’s a disciplined and well-researched system, ABA is not one-size-fits-all. Treatment is tailored to the individual child, family, and agreed-upon goals.
ABA looks for functional relationships between a child’s behaviors and his or her environment. The goal is to increase desirable behaviors that lead to quality of life, and reduce behaviors that interfere with your child’s ability to communicate and learn.
Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts conduct skills assessments to understand your
child’s specific needs: his or her language development, practical life skills, ability to
generalize learning, and more. We also conduct functional behavior assessments and
analyses for children with challenging behaviors.
Custom Therapy Plan
ABS focuses first on the child’s activities of daily living. We begin with improving communication and social skills. Then, we address activities like mealtime challenges and intensive toilet training. Where appropriate, we also develop vocational skills.
Family education and training are an integral part of each therapy plan. Consistency helps children acquire skills, then maintain and generalize the learning for new situations.
Children with challenging behaviors benefit from function-based behavior reduction plans. These plans often include eliminating triggers and providing opportunities for the child to demonstrate the replacement behavior. We have protocols for managing these behaviors and functional alternatives (e.g., asking for a break rather than engaging in problem behavior to achieve that break). Here, too, collaboration matters. Consistency at home, school, and other environments creates lasting progress.
WHAT DOES AN ABA THERAPY SESSION LOOK LIKE? Therapy sessions at ABP often look and sound like typical childhood play, filled with wonder, growth, and fun! While encouraging curiosity, we make sure that every child learns critical skills including