What is ABA Therapy?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a comprehensive therapy based on learning and behavior science. Comprehensive ABA therapy aims to improve the responses and behaviors of children through the application of behavioral science techniques in a wide variety of real-world settings.
ABA therapy uses evidence-based practices to address a variety of behavioral needs to promote productivity and increase independence.
What makes ABA therapy different from other treatment approaches is the support of empirical research findings. The strategies that we employ stem directly from the science of Behavior Analysis, which is based on years of research that demonstrates their utility and effectiveness in addressing the needs of those we serve.
How it Works
ABA therapy promotes development while focusing on the principles that describe how learning takes place. Positive Reinforcement plays an integral part in the treatment process. When a desired behavior is followed by a reinforcer (i.e. reward), the learner is more likely to repeat the behavior in the future. Reinforcement supports the positive behaviors and aims to eliminate the negative behaviors through protocol specific to the learner. Our certified Behavior Analysts focus on observable, measurable behavior while building a method of treatment that would be most effective for the individual learner.
The clear measurement of outcomes is a fundamental feature of comprehensive ABA therapy. ABA therapy is built to produce desired outcomes, and goals are set based on the needs of each individual learner. At BASS we assess each child to identify the specific mechanism that changes behavior and employ it to encourage wider growth.
Results will come with ABA therapy, but they don’t always happen rapidly. Every learner processes information and improves differently. Development can be a slow, step-by-step process and the speed of the desired results depends on the level of functioning, age, and other factors of each individual child, including caregiver involvement.