Autism Spectrum Disorder and Applied Behavior Analysis
Well, you’ve come to the right place. Verbal Beginnings specializes in Applied Behavior Analysis, commonly known as ABA therapy.
What is ABA? Answer: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the leading, research-based methodology proven to bring about positive, meaningful change in behavior in individuals with autism and learning disabilities. ABA has been endorsed by state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Surgeon General.
ABA uses data to determine the effectiveness of programs once treatment protocols are in place. If data reveals that significant changes are being made, treatment changes are recommended. ABA is used within several treatment approaches such as Natural Environment Teaching, Discrete Trial Instruction, Incidental Teaching, Behavior Management, etc. The goal of ABA therapy is to have the learner master skills to generalization, which means that the learner is proficient in the skill to the extent that he/she performs the skill independently, across different settings and people.