Applied Behavior Analysis Principles

Instructional ABA Consultants (IABA) is a firm believer that every child has the ability to learn new skills that are essential in order for them to be successful.  When you have a child with autism, you want to surround them with people who truly understand their condition and who will dedicate themselves to helping your child to achieve their full potential.  Our team is fully devoted to our clients helping our clients to be successful by breaking down goals into tasks that they can accomplish.

 

Children with autism are wonderful students, oftentimes they do not understand instructions or the social world.  ABA therapy is effective because it studies each behavior that needs to be increased or decreased on an individual level and is able to teach at the level of the leaner.  IABA customizes all of their programs to ensure every client has a program they can be successful at using the following methodologies:

  • Precision Teaching (PT)
  • Discrete Trial Training (DTT)
  • Natural Environment Teaching (NET)
  • Verbal Behavior (VB)

 

Applied behavior analysis, (ABA therapy), is the process of applying interventions that are based on the principles of the learning theory in order to improve social skills, facilitate language development, promote independent living skills and establish positive changes in behavior.

 

The scientific principles of ABA, that were developed by Dr. B. F Skinner, have been around since the 1930s.  However, ABA therapy did not become a popular therapy until the 1990s and it has now been proven to be the most effective way to teach a child or adolescent who have

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), along with children who have other developmental disabilities.

 

There is an extensive range of skills and behaviors that ABA can teach to children, which include:

 

  • Academics
  • Communication
  • Early Learning Skills
  • Fine and Gross Motor Skills
  • Life Skills
  • Play and Leisure Skills
  • Self-Help Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Vocational Skills