Understanding Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), is an evidence-based therapy method endorsed by:

Considered the “gold standard” for Autism therapy, especially when started early, ABA uses positive reinforcement to help increase behaviors like safe play and communication, while decreasing challenging or unsafe behaviors like self-harm and elopement. Similar to other types of Autism therapy, ABA is a collaborative process. Your family will be an active part of your child’s care team. 

ABA can help your child build:

  • Adaptive behavioral skills
  • Cooperation & listening skills
  • Communication & language skills
  • Fine & gross motor skills
    Play & leisure skills
  • Pre-academic skills

Additional Therapy Options

While ABA is considered the top therapy option for helping to learn school readiness, communication, and life skills, it’s not the only type of therapy out there! Many children on the Spectrum benefit from speech and language therapy (SLP), occupational therapy (OT), physical therapy (PT), or even less conventional options like animal or music therapy. Our office is always happy to provide recommendations or collaborate with existing providers.