What is ABA? 

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) uses empirically validated methods derived from the science of behavior to elicit behavior change. The term behavior reaches far beyond "problem behaviors" and refers to any observable and measurable action or word. In other words, it refers to any socially- significant skill. In a clinical setting, the application of these ABA methods help individuals, including those with autism, acquire new socially-significant skills that seek to improve his or her life. Data collection, measurement and trend analysis are at the core of tracking this progress. 

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) uses empirically validated methods derived from the science of behavior to elicit behavior change. The term behavior reaches far beyond "problem behaviors" and refers to any observable and measurable action or word. In other words, it refers to any socially- significant skill. In a clinical setting, the application of these ABA methods help individuals, including those with autism, acquire new socially-significant skills that seek to improve his or her life. Data collection, measurement and trend analysis are at the core of tracking this progress. 

ABA at Boost! Learning and Behavior Therapy 

First we assess each child's current skill level using either the ABLLS-R® or VB-MAPP® and then develop individualized programs based on the assessment findings. All programs are data-driven and progress is quantitatively measured and assessed regularly to inform "next steps". Parents and caregivers are a fundamental part of intervention through parent training and by teaching generalization. When challenging behaviors arise that disrupt progress or daily life, Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) can be conducted. A Verbal Behavior approach is an integral component.

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Pairing Process
Pairing Process

Developing a relationship and finding reinforcers always comes first

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The Building Blocks
The Building Blocks

Skills like respond to name, listening, matching, vocabulary expansion and functional use of objects

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Communication
Communication

Joint attention and the Verbal Operants of Verbal Behavior are addressed.

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Discrete Trial Instruction
Discrete Trial Instruction

Individualized instruction to teach specific targets across all domains of development

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Group Learning
Group Learning

Develop self-management ,follow classroom routines and generalize learned skills

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Social Skills and Play
Social Skills and Play

Social interactions, independent play, play with peers and "down time" with siblings.

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Adaptive Skills
Adaptive Skills

eating, dressing, personal hygiene, toilet training, home schedules and community outings

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Leisure Skills
Leisure Skills

Develop extra-curricular interests to replace stereotypic behaviors.

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The City is Our Canvas
The City is Our Canvas

Any activity or skill that is important to your child can be addressed

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