Behavior Therapy

What is ABA therapy?

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the use of research based techniques and principles to bring about meaningful and positive change in behavior. Behavior analysis focuses on the principles that control how learning takes place. Positive reinforcement is one such principle. When a behavior is followed by some sort of reward, the behavior is more likely to be repeated. Through decades of research, the field of behavior analysis has developed many techniques for increasing useful behaviors and reducing those that may cause harm or interfere with learning. Shaping through differential reinforcement of successful approximations of a target behavior is another critical ABA technique.

Who is ABA therapy for?

As mentioned above, behavior analysts began working with young children with autism and related disorders in the 1960s. While the early techniques often involved adults directing of the instruction, child directed parent implemented ABA programs have also been found to be effective in helping bring about skill acquisition in learners with autism and other disabilities - from toddlers through adulthood.

Diagnosis

• ADD

• ADHD

• Autism

Treatments

• ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Therapy

• Relationship Development Intervention (RDI)

• Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention (REI)

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