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Applied behavioral analysis, or ABA therapy, is an evidence-based method for improving maladaptive behaviors in children who have autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or other developmental disorders, so it's a scientifically proven method. By reducing complex tasks into small steps that a child can understand and complete, it improves behaviors in areas such as communication, asking for help, making friends, following directions, attention span, and patience.Learn more
Since each child's ABA therapy is focused on their specific needs, there's no predetermined time allotted for the program. Each child is evaluated and the results of the evaluation determine the areas that need improvement and the child's current skill level. Usually, the treatment has a broad spectrum and lasts between one and three years. However, focused ABA therapy is available that provides between 10 and 25 hours of therapy on a limited number of areas that need improvement.Learn more
When ABA therapy is done in the familiar environments of the home or school or community, it's often more effective than when done in the clinical environment. Maladaptive behaviors most frequently occur within familiar environments so this increases the opportunities for the child to learn independent interaction within familiar surroundings.Learn more
ABA therapy has been scientifically proven to help many children who have ASD or other developmental disorders. It increases social skills in the areas of adaptive living, communication, and social settings while reducing the incidence of maladaptive behaviors. By targeting significant areas that affect the child and their family, it improves the overall quality of life for both the child and their family.Learn more