Discrete Trial Teaching – DTT
One to One – Knee to Knee
Natural Environment Teaching – NET
Teaching Enjoyment of Appropriate Activities
Daily Schedules, Activity Schedules in Picture & Text
Daily Living Skills, Play Skills
Play, Community, Social, Desensitization
Social Emotional Learning & Interaction
Functional Analysis & Assessment
Functional Analysis and Interventions for Behaviors
Communication Skills, Language Development, Joint Attention
Expanded Community of Reinforcers
Leisure Skills, Play Skills, Hobby Development, Computer Skills
Math, Reading, Writing
Grooming, Self Help, Safety, Daily Living Skills, Desensitization
With Peers, Play Skills, Parallel Play, Family Interaction
Independence in Mainstream & Community Settings
Meaningful Movements & Fitness
Job Readiness, Assessment of Potential
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.