Academy ABA

ABA Therapy: What It Is and Why It Matters

ABA therapy is a type of behavioral therapy that has been shown to be successful in children with an autism spectrum disorder. ABA stands for “Applied Behavior Analysis.” ABA therapy focuses on teaching skills and modifying behaviors through intensive instruction, one-on-one coaching, positive reinforcement, and other techniques. ABA therapists work closely with parents and caregivers to help develop a personalized ABA treatment plan for each child. Information can be found here.

ABA therapy is an evidence-based approach to autism treatment that uses learning principles. ABA therapists are experts in behavior and have the tools they need to improve their clients’ quality of life. ABA therapy can be used with individuals on the spectrum at any age, but it has been particularly effective for children 0–12 years old who may still benefit from early intervention services. A child’s ability to learn new skills improves with time because their brains are developing every day—even during childhood! A therapist using ABA techniques will tailor each program specifically for a client’s needs, helping them develop critical social skills and self-help behaviors like bathing or brushing teeth independently. See here for information about What is ABA Therapy.