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Multiple studies across decades of time have contributed to the current understanding of the benefits of
Applied Behavior Analysis:
• Improvements in communication, social relationships, play, self-care, school, and employment
• Increased participation in family and community activities and Improvements in “school readiness”
• Significant improvements (socially valid improvements) in learning, reasoning, and adaptability to change
• Studies have demonstrated that there is no age or diagnosis for which ABA services have no potential benefit, however it is well established that ABA treatment is most impactful for young children (ages 1- 4), and when delivered intensively (25-40 hours a week).
• Individuals who receive intensive ABA treatment make larger improvements in more skill areas than do individuals who participate in other (non-ABA) interventions.
The team at Autism, Advocacy, and Intervention is composed of professionals in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) who are committed, educated, and passionate about the work they do. We care deeply about the families we serve, and we look forward to supporting you and your child in the acquisition of new skills and reduction of problem behaviors.
• Access to distinguished BCBAs from across the country
• Reduced time on waitlists for services and Reduced drive time for staff allows for more time in sessions with your child and team
• More immediate support available for parents for in-the-moment behavior challenges
• More immediate support available for RBTs for questions or challenges during sessions• More frequent review of session data by BCBAs lead to dynamic adjustments in treatment to support progress
Applied Behavior Analysis is the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree, and to demonstrate that the interventions employed are responsible for the improvement in behavior.
Scientific studies demonstrate the effectiveness of ABA. The National Autism Center (2009) characterized comprehensive ABA-based interventions as being “established” treatments for autism. Thousands of studies reporting on ABA-based assessment and treatment techniques have been published since the 1960s. These controlled studied have strong internal validity as they use experimental designs that permit one to conclude that the intervention was responsible for the change in behavior.
ABA may come in many different forms; however, they all are based on a simple concept: Behaviors that are reinforced will increase; behaviors that are not reinforced will decrease and eventually disappear.
A good ABA provider will place a strong emphasis on:
● The value of parent knowledge
● The value of science
● The value of educators
● The value of individuals with autism
At AAI, we believe parent involvement is the most essential component in a child’s success story. We place a large emphasis on collaboration, so that you can feel confident implementing the strategies we provide you when we are not around. We believe that between our expertise in human behavior, and your expertise in your own child, we are a powerful team. We ask that you take your involvement in your child’s ABA treatment as seriously as we do.