What is ABA Therapy?
- July 27, 2022
What? ABA therapy is based on the science of behavior analysis. It helps individuals increase communication, social skills, adaptive skills, executive functioning skills, and decrease problem behaviors by teaching alternative skills.
Who? Although at Little Spurs we focus on using ABA for individuals with Autism, ABA is used across many fields! In the schools you will see it as PBIS. In the business world, it is known as Organizational Behavior Management (OBM).
How? One of the main interventions used in ABA is positive reinforcement. This includes reinforcing appropriate skills by using social praise, tokens, treats, etc. At Little Spurs, there is also a strong focus on Natural Environment Training (NET). This allows our BTs to teach using the environment around them and allows for many learning opportunities for our clients. Each client’s treatment plan is individualized to them and their BT is trained by their BCBA on how to run their individualized treatment plan effectively. Assessments are used to monitor progress. We also highly rely on data! This data taken during each session is then graphed to show a visual representation of progress to goals.
Where? ABA Therapy can be held in a center, the home setting, or in the community.
Why? To give individuals with Autism the skills necessary to be successful in their environments and to give their caregiver’s the tools to assist and advocate for them along the way.
Little Spurs Autism Centers offers collaborative and compassionate ABA Therapy to children 0-21 years old. Offering both center-based and home-based care, LSAC is excited to empower families by providing them with the support they need. For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org