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ABA FOR AUTISM TREATMENT

Discrete Trials Teaching – DTT
One to One – Knee to Knee

Natural Environment Teaching – NET
Naturalistic Learning

Precision Teaching
Fluency Training

Conditioning
Teaching Enjoyment of Appropriate Activities

Schedules
Daily Schedules, Activity Schedules in Picture & Text

Chaining
Daily Living Skills, Play Skills

Video Modeling
Play, Community, Social, Desensitization

Social Stories
Social Emotional Learning & Interaction

Functional Analysis & Assessment
Functional Analysis and Interventions for Behaviors

Verbal Behavior
Communication Skills, Language Development, Joint Attention

Expanded Community of Reinforcers
Leisure Skills, Play Skills, Hobby Development, Computer Skills

Academics
Math, Reading, Writing

Self-Management Skills
Grooming, Self Help, Safety, Daily Living Skills, Desensitization

Social Skills
With Peers, Play Skills, Parallel Play, Family Interaction

Inclusion
Independence in Mainstream & Community Settings

Functional Exercise
Meaningful Movements & Fitness

Vocational Skills
Job Readiness, Assessment of Potential

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the science of applying
experimentally based principles to improve socially significant behavior.

Behaviors are defined in observable and measurable terms, and data-driven methods demonstrate accountability. Analyses of behavior in relation to the environmental factors lead to functional and effective interventions.

Through purposeful repetition and reinforcement of individualized goals, ABA works at the neurological level to create new neural pathways for appropriate communication, play, and social interaction. Due to the spectrum nature of autism, goals, the number of repetitions, and motivators are highly individualized.

According to the Mental Health report by the US Surgeon General, 30 years of empirical research have
demonstrated the efficacy of applied behavioral methods.

Over 500 articles have been published, from 1985 to present, that demonstrate the effectiveness of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in the treatment of autism.

HOW DOES
ABA WORK?

  • Skills are broken down into small steps - how small depends on the learner’s needs.
  • Skills are taught through repetition.
  • Each response is reinforced or corrected until components of each concept are learned.
  • Methods used are scientific and literature based.
  • All decisions are data driven.
  • Literature-based methods for teaching are adapted to meet individual student’s needs.

WHAT DOES
ABA PROVIDE?

  • An assessment tool to identify skill deficits and behavior excesses.
  • A design for the treatment of behaviors.
  • A design for individualized curriculum.
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