Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapy based on the understanding of learning and behavior for autism treatment. ABA Therapy applies social, communication, and learning skills through constructive reinforcement. There are many other conditions that ABA treats, such as ADHD, Aspergers Disorder, and Learning Disabilities.
How will ABA Therapy help my child?
ABA is based on the concept that behavior is developed through communications and helps our comprehension of how behavior works and how it is affected by the environment. This all begins with a consultation and assessment of the child.
ABA is used to determine the behavioral needs of a child and is measured by setting goals and expected outcomes. Your child will be evaluated to develop a treatment plan to help improve their communication and social skills. Progress is monitored continuously by the therapists themselves, and other professionals at school or home.
Here at Reinforcement Unlimited, we have trained therapists that work one-on-one with each child to closely monitor their emotional responses to match the difficulty of the material and method of instruction to the child’s ability level and rate of learning.
Our approach to working with each child:
- is completely positive
- focuses on building skills
- is individually tailored to meet each child’s unique needs
- focuses on keeping children motivated to learn
- is the best research supported approach
The curriculum addresses the major issues common in autism, and identified by the National Academy of Sciences as essential:
- understanding and using language
- building broader social skills
- communicating with and relating to peers
- building age appropriate and symbolic play skills
- increasing conceptual thinking and cognitive skills
From the very beginning, Dr. Montgomery will perform an assessment FBA by asking questions regarding a child’s strengths and abilities. He will spend time with the child to study them a little closer to decide the exact treatment that the child requires.
It is important to know that not all treatment plans are the exact same; each treatment varies depending on the child and their situation.
In addition to the ABA program, parent training, programs to address problem behaviors, and a range of behavior analytic services are also offered. Our focus is on helping your child gain skills in communication and social areas using state-of-the-art behavioral interventions.
For more information on how ABA can help your child call us at, 770-591-9552.