ABA – Applied Behavior Analysis

What is ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis)?

According to Psychology Today, ABA is a type of therapy that focuses on improving specific behaviors, such as social skills, communication, reading, and academics as well as adaptive learning skills, such as fine motor dexterity, hygiene, grooming, domestic capabilities, punctuality, and job competence. ABA is effective for children and adults with psychological disorders in a variety of settings, including schools, workplaces, homes, and clinics.

At TheraCare our family based collaborative approach integrates ABA for children of all ages and abilities. A child does not have to have an autism diagnosis to need ABA. It has also been shown that consistent ABA can significantly improve behaviors and skills and decrease the need for special services.


What types of ABA services can my child receive at TheraCare?

ABA is considered best practice for the treatment of autism. Many facets of your child’s behavior can be improved, including but not limited to:

While ABA is commonly associated with autism therapy its applications are much broader. Here at TheraCare we strive to unify the needs of the child with a complete care plan to best improve outcomes. ABA is also used successfully with other childhood diagnoses as well as typically developing children and adults. 

If you are interested in learning more about how ABA services can benefit your family, contact us today to get started!