What is Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Therapy?

What is Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Therapy?

What is Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Therapy?

Applied Behavioral Analysis or ABA, is a scientifically validated approach to understanding behavior and intervention that helps children with autism learn a variety of functional skills, such as following directions, communication, and toileting. The focus in ABA therapy is in arranging the environment in ways that accelerate and promote success with your child. PediaPlex individualizes the approach according to the needs of each child. The techniques we use depend on your child’s initial assessment and progress.


ABA Therapy and Our Commitment to Client Success

It’s refreshing to see families discover what Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy can do to enhance their child’s listening and imitating, and even complex skills such as reading and conversing. We support families by guiding their decisions about the best way to treat their children. At the initial assessment, we prepare a plan of action. We begin working at the child’s current level to establish a baseline and then determine the steps necessary to reach new goals.

Children in our program receive one-on-one instruction throughout the day, but they also have group time in order to practice social skills, such as taking turns and following group instructions. We also train parents on strategies for practicing new behaviors at home. We believe in open communication and full cooperation with parents in order to fully support their children through every step in the process.

If you’d like a tool kit to help you and child to work together on ABA, see the download here.

More information about ABA Therapy is available at the websites of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, the Association for Behavior Analysis International and Autism Speaks.

Ready to get started? Call or office at 817.442.0222 or fill out our Patient Intake Form.

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