Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific based learning program, which teaches a learner to learn through repetition and reward. When a behavior is rewarded through praise, added attention or something tangible, the learner will associate that behavior with something good, causing learner to want to repeat that learned behavior more frequently. For many years, Applied Behavior Analysis has been useful in increasing appropriate behaviors while decreasing behaviors that may be conflicting with learning. ABA Therapy provides a structured and consistent approach to teach those with Autism and other developmental disabilities.
Comprehensive Behavior Supports’ ABA therapy is used as a supplementary in-home program. Our ABA therapy is based on the work of the renowned scientists such as, B.F. Skinner, Greenspan, Lovaas, Sundberg and many others.
To build a customized therapy program for your child, one of our highly trained Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) visits your family at home, in your child’s school and in the community. Your child is observed and evaluated. After assessing your child in the different natural environments, the BCBA will design a course of intervention. Then an ABA therapist is assigned to work one-on-one with your child. The original BCBA trains the ABA therapist and supervises this process. The BCBA continues to update your child’s programs as your child progress, in order for your child to reach more and more milestones.
In addition to ABA therapy, we also provide family training services. Family training will help family’s learn the new learning style being implemented on your child and help empower the family unit. We believe it is vital to always keep you involved in the process of assessing your child's needs and setting appropriate goals. Family education is a valuable tool for “behavior awareness” and appropriate response techniques. This collaborative effort is led under the guidance of our BCBAs. A strong family participation level can assist in furthering the advancement of your child.
It is common for a combination of verbal limitations, sensory over load and a sense of being misunderstood, to cause a child to display unwanted behaviors. This can affect the entire family. ABA therapists utilize the core principles of ABA and related treatments to replace the unwanted behaviors with more desirable ones.
Appropriate social skills often present as a challenge to children with Autism and Developmental Disabilities. At Comprehensive Behavior Support, we optimize social skill building strategies by strategically incorporating them into each child’s learning program, using the incidental teaching method. ABA therapist will teach your child proper socialization skills, which may include but not be limited to, communication, greetings, and peer interaction. The ABA therapist will teach these skills in-home and then generalize them into a community setting. Parents will be able to watch, as their child flourishes with their new learned behaviors.