Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a type of interpersonal therapy in which individuals with autism works with a practitioner one-on-one. The goal of applied behavior analysis is to improve social skills by using interventions that are based on principles of learning theory. ABA is proven therapy option for those affected by autism to:
- Increasing their social abilities like completing tasks, communicating, and learning new skills
- Implementing maintenance behaviors like self-control and self-regulation
- Teaching them to transfer learned behaviors to new environments
- Modifying the learning environment to challenge them in certain scenarios
- Reducing negative behaviors like self-harm
ABA offers a lot of room for personalization and can be modified to fit the needs of individuals, depending on their age, abilities, and situations. It also provides parents with an effective model for interacting with their children and empowers them to contribute to their child’s success.
ABA therapy programs also involve therapists, or registered behavior technicians (RBTs). These therapists are trained and supervised by the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). RBTs work directly with children and adults with autism to practice skills and work toward the individual goals written by the BCBA.
Tips for Choosing a Provider for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) – check out this article from Indiana Resource Center for Autism on how to find a provider that fits the needs for your loved one with autism.
We maintain a spreadsheet with information about local autism centers to keep track who provides: full time or part time therapy, offer autism diagnosis, provide in-home or center base therapy, what ages the center works with, what insurances the ABA center works with and more.
Contact us at email@example.com or call 317-676-4222 to help you find a local ABA center that fits your needs.
Follow this link to add your ABA center information to our ACC ABA Center Information spreadsheet.