Understanding Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Why ABA Works
Applied Behavior analysis (ABA) focuses on the principles of behavior which provide us with a greater understanding of why we do what we do.
Living with the challenging behaviors autism creates can be very hard on a family. ABA can help reduce or eliminate undesirable behaviors of any kind (self injury, screaming, biting, extreme fears, rigidity, limited food repertoires, etc.). This can dramatically improve the quality of family life and the lower stress levels for parents and siblings. For CARE, A strong, healthy family is the best gift we can give a person with autism.
Behavior analysts began working with young children with autism and related disorders in the 1960s. Since that time, techniques have been developed for building useful skills in learners with autism, from toddlers through adulthood, using the principles of ABA. Not only can these techniques be used in the classroom settings, but everyday situations such as grocery shopping, dinnertime or the local playground, as well. ABA therapy sessions can occur with one-on-one interaction between the behavior analyst and the participant or in group settings
ABA is effective in a variety of settings, including schools, workplaces, homes, and clinics. It has also been shown that consistent ABA can significantly improve behaviors and skills and decrease the need for special services.
ABA has been endorsed by a number of state and federal agencies, including the American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics and U.S. Surgeon General. It is widely recognized as the most evidenced based intervention for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a type of therapy that focuses on improving specific behaviors, such as social skills, communication, reading, and academics as well as adaptive learning skills, such as fine motor dexterity, hygiene, grooming, domestic capabilities, punctuality, and competence.
ABA Programming for Other Disabilities
CARE uses ABA Programming for other disability populations as well as those with Autism Spectrum disorder. Our certified educators create individualized programs to help your child continue to grow.
- Bipolar Disorder
- Emotional Disturbance (ED)
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Down Syndrome