ABA FOR AUTISM
Applied Behavioral Analysis
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) refers to a complex neurological disorder which typically
appears in early childhood. The severity and range of impairments widely vary in individuals.
Common challenges include difficulty with social interactions, communication, repetitive behaviors, rigidity, and obsessive interests.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based approach to change behaviors of social
significance. ABA has been researched for decades and is considered an effective method to
treat children with Autism. The goal of ABA therapy is to increase desired or helpful skills and
decrease behaviors that limit learning or are harmful.
COMPONENTS OF ABA
Assessment and consultation
Clinic, home, and community based therapy sessions with Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT)
Social skills group sessions
Supervision by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to ensure integrity and modify programs as needed