The ABA Breakdown
Simply put, ABA therapy is a scientific, behavioral approach. It’s a developmentally centered approach that capitalizes on learning by increasing opportunities and using the things your child already enjoys to teach them new skills.
By utilizing basic principles of behavior, special techniques and positive reinforcement, ABA therapy can bring about significant, measurable change. It’s a way to shape and mold actions for effective communication and learning. It has been proven to improve attention, focus, social skills and memory, as well as teach children other coping strategies and communication to reduce challenging behaviors such as aggression and self-injury.
Using ABA to teach consists of breaking down activities into smaller pieces in order to tackle larger goals. It may take a little longer for kids with autism to learn certain tasks that come naturally to others, often because their minds work in a different way. Our goal is to give them the attention and means to the same opportunities so they can reach their own goals.