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Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Lack of Eye Contact

  • Repetitive speech or motor movement

  • Failure to initiate/respond to social interactions

  • Limited interaction and play

  • Frequent emotional outbursts

  • Difficulty adjusting to change

  • Ritualistic behaviors

  • Fixated Interests

  • Highly sensitive or lacking sensitivity


What is Applied Behavior Analysis?


Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based intervention, systematically utilizing the principles of behavior to teach individuals new skills and functionally replace challenging behaviors. Behavior Analysts focus on determining the function of behavior to design individualized interventions to teach functionally equivalent and socially appropriate replacement behaviors. ABA is an effective therapeutic intervention for individuals of all ages and ability levels, and can be implemented in a variety of environments, including home, community, school, and workplace settings. Research has shown that the use of ABA can decrease the need for intensive services for individuals across their lifespan.


ABA Therapy Can Assist In...

  • Communication challenges, such as difficulty or absence in verbal communication

  • Social challenges, such as running away

  • Self-regulation issues

  • Aggression challenges, such as throwing objects, kicking, biting, or hurting others

  • Other problematic behaviors that impede everyday living, learning, and healthy social interactions

Program Goals:

  • Developing functional communication skills, based on individual strengths, needs, and preferences

  • Teaching effective replacement behaviors to assist individuals to effectively get their needs and wants met 

  • Developing social skills that support interpersonal relationships

  • Fostering the development self-advocacy skills 

  • Assisting in self-management skill development to enable individuals to thrive in all their goals and endeavors

Therapy Consists of:

  • Individualized treatment based on assessment of strengths and needs

  • Individual, group, and family-based sessions

  • Discrete trial teaching 

  • Natural environment training

  • Sessions available in clinic, community, and home environments

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