ABA Therapy

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a science in which behavioral techniques are applied to change socially significant behaviors through the principles of learning theory. 


ABA can be used effectively to reduce unwanted behaviors and to increase or teach skills.  Some methodologies used in ABA include direct instruction, systematic teaching, discrete trial training, natural environment teaching, functional analysis and assessment, modeling, shaping and chaining. 

Over 40 years of research has supported the effectiveness of ABA treatment in teaching individuals with autism and alleviating the core deficits and symptoms of autism spectrum disorder.  Research on the effectiveness of ABA has been shown across a wide range of populations, interventionists and settings.  

ABA can target a wide range of skills, including:

  • Social Skills

  • Self-Management and Coping Skills

  • Language and Communication

  • Daily Living Skills

  • Cognitive and Academic

  • Motor Skills

  • Play Skills

  • Safety

  • Vocational Skills

  • Community Skills

  • School Skills

Non-aversive and non-punitive procedures are also applied to reduce challenging behaviors such as physical aggression, self-injurious or self-stimulatory behaviors.

Behavior Bridges happily provides individualized services via home or center based ABA therapy within 10 miles of our address.  Consultation outside of this area may be available on a short term basis. 

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