What We Do
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a research based, scientific process of systematically applying behavioral principles to improve socially significant behavior to a meaningful degree. This consists of observing a child’s behavior and analyzing what occurs before (antecedent) and after that behavior (consequence) and the environment in which the behavior occurred. With close observation and targeted analysis, behaviors can be managed through the manipulation of antecedents and consequences and by teaching appropriate alternatives and necessary skill sets.
ABLC starts the therapeutic process by building a positive relationship with the child, creating a fun and rewarding environment in which ABA therapy can be successful. This approach allows us to better assess, analyze, and target identified behavioral excesses and skill deficits, creating individualized treatment according to the specific needs of child and family. By using a combination of proactive and reactive teaching strategies, ABLC can optimize the learning opportunities and progress of your child.
While building up motivation that is often lacking, ABA uses proven and effective teaching methods that involve breaking down targeted skills into simple steps and teaching these individual components. We use different levels of prompting to help with acquisition and retention which also helps reduce frustration and confusion. Once the child is able to independently complete the sub steps of a skill, the steps are built back together until the targeted skill is fully attained.
In order to create clear and consistent behavioral expectations we work with your child at home, in school, and in the community making behavioral changes realistic and attainable for your child and family. Through continuous training and collaboration with parents and caregivers, ABLC strives to provide tailored treatment for your child. We work to develop independence in a number of skill and behavior areas including behavior and emotional regulation, critical thinking, problem solving, developing and maintaining meaningful relationships, gross, fine, and oral motor skills, language development, appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication, listening comprehension, eye contact, and many others.