Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the use of specialized techniques and principles to bring about meaningful and positive change in a child’s learning and behavior.

ABA focuses on the idea that the consequences of what we do affects what we learn and what we will do in the future. ABA seeks to improve specific behaviors while demonstrating a reliable relationship between the procedures used and the change in the child’s behavior. ABA uses positive reinforcement to increase more positive behaviors, social interactions, improve communication skills and decrease inappropriate behaviors. ABA can act as the key to understanding why challenging moments are occurring and address these reasons head on so that challenges are resolved. At Pediatric Partners, ABA therapy is implemented to ensure that each person’s program is tailored to their individual unique needs. Our program is designed to utilize a fun, interactive and play-based approach.

*ABA is an effective behavioral health treatment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). When applied to ASD, ABA focuses on treating the problems of the disorder by altering the individual’s social and learning environments.

Areas addressed include:

  • Identifying problem behaviors and matching them with the right interventions
  • Parenting support, education and training
  • Problem solving skills
  • Building self-esteem
  • Regulating emotions
  • Increasing self-control
  • Increasing independence
  • Understanding social constructs such as physical boundaries and other social skills
  • Creating a healthy life balance for the family unit

Do you have questions or want more information? See the ABA Frequently Asked Questions sheet FAQ_for_ABA.pdf.