What is Applied Behavior Analysis?
ABA is simply the science of behavior. We strive to determine why our loved ones act the way they do. Once we know why someone does something, we can help them find better ways to get their wants and needs met or expand their skills.
For those looking for the more technical description: Applied behavior analysis is the science in which the principles of the analysis of behavior are applied systematically to improve socially significant behavior and experimentation is used to identify the variables responsible for behavior change.
This definition contains six key components of ABA. These include:
- ABA is guided by the attitudes and methods of scientific inquiry
- All procedures are described and implemented in a systematic, technological manner
- Not all means of changing behavior qualify as ABA; only those derived from the basic principles of behavior
- Focus on socially significant behavior
- Meaningful improvement in important behavior
- Analyze the factors responsible for improvement
Components of ABA
ABA therapy has multiple components that help individuals overcome challenging behaviors and develop socially significant skills. This includes conducting Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA), creating skill and behavior plans, skill assessments, providing ABA therapy and parent training plans. We can also assist families in the IEP process.
ABA as a whole
Some companies may specialize in just one area of ABA such as discrete trial teaching (DTT) or pivotal response training (PRT), however, we at No Limits believe in using the entire science of ABA to help our children and to individualize treatment.
ABA for more than autism
While ABA is known as a researched back therapy for children with autism, ABA can help any individual that may have maladaptive behaviors and skill deficits. We see children and adults of all ages and diagnosis, including those that may be medically fragile.
Location, location, location
No Limits provides ABA both in home and in center, depending on a families and a child’s needs.