Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy
ABA is short for Applied Behavioral Analysis, and it is often described as the "gold standard" for autism treatment. Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is a system of autism treatment based on behaviorist theories which, simply put, state that desired behaviors can be taught through a system of rewards and consequences. ABA is a service that is covered by health insurance.
ABA COMING FALL 2019
What is ABA?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the application of the science of human behavior utilizing behavioral principles to help individuals make meaningful and socially significant behavioral changes. ABA interventions are:
Applied: deal with problems of demonstrated social importance
Behavioral: deal with measurable behavior
Analytic: require an objective demonstration that the procedures caused the effect
Technological: described so they can be implemented by anyone with training and resources
Conceptual Systems: arise from a specific and identifiable theoretical base
Effective: produce strong, socially important effects
Generality: designed from the outset to operate in new environments and continue after the formal treatments have ended
How can ABA be used?
Decrease problem behaviors
Teach & increase socially significant behaviors
Teach socially appropriate behaviors
Develop & implement preventative strategies
Develop & implement reinforcement procedures
Teach how to more efficiently access one’s environment
What is a BCBA?
A board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) is a professional that has obtained a master’s level or doctorate degree in applied behavior analysis or a closely related field (e.g. school psychology, special education, etc.) with an emphasis in ABA. A BCBA has completed supervised fieldwork under the supervision of a BCBA and obtained national certification from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Refer to www.bacb.com for more information.
What does Wilson Therapy offer in ABA?
Wilson Therapy ABA implements evidence-based practices by offering individualized ABA treatment packages based on initial and ongoing assessments. ABA treatment packages include assessments, development of individualized skill acquisition programs, problem behavior identification and reduction, parent and family training consultations, and social groups.
Wilson therapy ABA treatment focuses:
Problem Behavior Reduction
School Readiness Skills
Basic Communication Skills
Independent Play Skills
Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS)
Assessment of Basic Language & Learning Skills (ABLLS-R)
PEAK: Relational Training System
Essentials for Living
PDD Behavior Inventory
Functional Analysis (FA)
Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)
INTERVENTION & TREATMENT:
Natural Environment Training (NET)
Differential Reinforcement Procedures
Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT)
Functional Communication Training (FCT)
Three Step Prompting