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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

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What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the use of these techniques and principles to bring about meaningful and positive change in behavior.

Behavior analysis focuses on the key principles that effect we. Positive reinforcement is one of these key principles. When a behavior is followed by some sort of reward, the behavior is more likely to be repeated. Since the 1960s behavior research analysis has developed many techniques for increasing useful behaviors and reducing behaviors that slow down the learn process.

Modern day ABA techniques have been developed for building useful skills in learners with autism. Whether he or she is a toddlers or an adulthood. ABA in effective.

How Does ABA Benefit Those with Autism?

ABA is a safe and effective treatment for autism. It has been endorsed by a number of state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Surgeon General and the New York State Department of Health.  ABA has rapidly spread over the last decade to help persons with autism live happy and productive lives. In particular, ABA principles and techniques can foster basic skills such as looking, listening and imitating, as well as complex skills such as reading, conversing and understanding another person’s perspective.

What Does Research Tell Us About ABA and Autism?

Studies have demonstrated that ABA techniques can produce improvements in communication, social relationships, play, with self-care, in school and at work. These studies involved age groups ranging from preschoolers to adults. Results for all age groups showed that ABA increased participation in family and community activities.  ABA programs allow children to learn and practice skills in both structured and unstructured situations.Some preschoolers who participate in early intensive ABA for two or more years acquire sufficient skills to participate in regular classrooms with little or no additional support. Other children learn many important skills, but still need additional educational support to succeed in a classroom.

What Kind of Progress Can Be Expected with ABA?

ABA intervention administered by trained professionals can help learners with autism make meaningful changes in many areas. However, changes do not typically occur quickly. Most learners require intensive and ongoing instruction that builds on their step-by-step progress.  That being said, some learners do acquire skills quickly. Usually rapid progress only occurs in one or two particular skill areas such as reading, while much more instruction and practice is needed to master another skill area such as interacting with peers.

Who Is Qualified to Provide ABA Intervention?

ABA should be treated seriously. This type of program needs to be directed by a qualified medical professional, Our programs are designed and supervised by qualified professionals, which include either licensed clinical psychologists with training in applied behavior analysis or behavior analysts. Our analysts have clearly document that they have equivalent training and experience.
Unfortunately, some programs claim to offer certified ABA programs lack the field’s established minimum requirements in education and practical experience. Family members, teachers and others involved in developing an individual’s therapy and support program should do thorough when selecting the right program.

Always check credentials of those who claim to be qualified in behavior analysis.

Parents, guardians and other care givers should monitor the program by observing sessions and participating in training sessions and consultations.

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