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What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)? How Will it Help My Child?

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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific approach to understanding behavior that focuses on how behaviors change or are affected by the environment. The certified technicians and specialists of Solstice Behavioral Health & Consulting will systematically implement ABA strategies to identify how your child is learning and how his/her behavior changes in reaction to certain events. Daily interventions can help individuals learn and apply new skills in communication, academia, social interactions, and everyday living skills. Every child deserves to have the resources they need to be successful, and Solstice BHC is proud to be the provider for Fairfield County and surrounding communities.

5 Ways Applied Behavior Analysis can help individuals with ASD

  1. ABA can be used to increase behaviors, such as active listening with little to no distraction. 
  2. ABA can be used to teach a student new skills, such as mathematics or daily living skills like brushing their teeth.
  3. ABA can be used to maintain behaviors, for example, reading sight words that were learned previously.
  4. ABA can be used to help individuals transfer behavior from one situation to another. For example, learning to actively listen in our facility will help them listen and learn at school and at home.
  5. ABA can be used to reduce interfering or challenging behaviors.

How does ABA work?

The basic principles of ABA consist of antecedents, behaviors, and consequences. Everything that happens right before the behavior is the antecedent. The event following the behavior is the consequence. By practicing with a variety of antecedents and consequences, the individual learns to increase, decrease, or maintain a certain behavior.

What are some of the strategies used in ABA?

Behavioral specialists and technicians have trained and prepared a variety of games, scenarios, events, one-on-one, and group activities that address common and necessary behaviors. The strategies used will be specifically chosen to help your child improve in the areas where he/she is struggling and can look like playing, building, exercising, singing, or many other methods of teaching. Dr. Forte and her team have over 20 years of experience helping children from all across the spectrum and will build a behavioral development plan that fits each child.

Is ABA a cure for autism?

No, there is not currently a cure for autism. However, the significant effects of ASD can be minimized through consistent ABA therapy.

It’s a Team Effort

ABA therapy is proven to be the most effective treatment for children with autism. As experts and educators with over 20 years of experience in the field of autism, we believe in providing individualized, evidence-based treatments for those impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related disorders. With consistent implementation and care, your child can make tremendous improvements in all aspects of their development. Call us and learn more about how Solstice Behavioral Health & Consulting has been helping Fairfield County families and how we can help you.

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