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Springfield and how it can make
a difference for your family.

What is ABA therapy?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an effective therapeutic method used to teach children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other behavioral or developmental disorders how to break down tasks into small steps. ABA therapy has been utilized effectively to address, improve or change behaviors such as communicating needs, waiting, making friends, asking for help, following directions and performing tasks.

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How long is ABA therapy?

Since services are customized based on the child’s needs, the length of time therapy will be needed varies from case to case. The latest research in ABA therapy shows that a child who receives intensive ABA therapy services for one to three years will make significant improvements in skills across many different areas. Meanwhile, focused ABA services tend to last around 10-25 hours and focus on developing a limited number of skills.

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Can ABA therapy be done at school?

The most efficient and effective way of performing ABA therapy is within the home, school or community. This allows the child to be taught skills within the environment that those skills are most often needed.

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Will ABA therapy help my child adjust their behavior?

This type of therapy will help your child to learn how to function on a daily basis, as well as how to interact independently within his or her natural environment. It can assist in developing a number of social, communication, adaptive living and behavior skills. The goal of this type of therapy is meet your child at his or her skill level and to target the skills that are most important to your family.

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