Applied Behavior Analysis
The Children’s Center for Therapy and Learning provides direct one on one behavior therapy through the use of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) sometimes interchanged with term Verbal Behavior as the main teaching component. ABA utilizes procedures derived from the principles of behavior in order to systematically improve behaviors. It involves using a teaching technique or process used to develop many skills, including cognitive, communication, play, social, motor and self help skills.
The teaching strategy involves breaking skills into the smallest steps and teaching each step of the skill intensively until it is considered “mastered”.ABA provides ample repetition, prompting and fading, and positive reinforcement procedures.
ABA services are typically provided intensively in a collaborative program involving parents and other related therapies that a client has been identified as needing during their initial evaluation. Skills are taught in an intensive manner until they are mastered and then they are worked on in other environments such as home, school, or the community.