WHAT IS ABA THERAPY?
ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapy is an evidence-based therapy that focuses on improving, a wide variety of specific behaviors, such as communication, social skills, self-care, daily living skills (ADLS),and visual-motor integration. ABA therapy is an evidence-based approach for treatment of individuals with Autism and other developmental disabilities. Positive reinforcement is one of the main strategies used in ABA. The client is rewarded when a desired behavior is demonstrated. With rewards, the client is more likely to repeat that behavior. Over time, this encourages positive behavior change.
How does ABA therapy work?
The overall goal is to improve the client’s ability to: