Applied Behavior Analysis uses scientific evidence based teaching methods to increase desirable behaviors such as language and communication, social skills, academic readiness, self-care, daily living, leisure, and tolerating/coping skills. The goal of ABA is to increase behaviors that are functional and helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful or that may affect learning. Challenging behaviors targeted for reduction may include, but are not limited to, physical aggression, self-injurious behaviors, tantrums, pica, elopement, and property destruction.
Upon initiating services a functional behavior assessment (FBA) will be conducted to determine the function of challenging behavior(s) and how it relates to the environment, or in other words what purpose the behaviors may serve. Functionally equivalent replacement skills are identified and targeted to increase during therapy. A variety of curricular assessments may be utilized (such as the VB-MAPP, ABLLS, Essential for Living, and the AFLS) to assess the learner’s current strengths and identify areas of skill deficit. Goals for both skill acquisition and behavior reduction are outlined within an individualized behavior analysis plan, detailing the intervention strategies utilized to achieve the desired goals. ABA is data driven. We will document the progress of observable and measurable goals throughout treatment.
O. Ivar Lovaas
Center-based services in Summer 2022!
The mission of Infinite Abilities is to provide high quality behavior analysis services to help individuals and their families achieve socially significant and meaningful outcomes. At Infinite Abilities, we believe our learners’ goals are measurable, but their potentials and abilities are limitless!
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