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TheraCare Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapies Explained

What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?

You have likely heard Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Applied Behavior Therapy used interchangeably.  Let’s clarify:

  • ABA (applied behavior analysis) is a scientific study of behavior.
  • ABA Therapy has a much larger brushstroke.

Why use the TheraCare Approach to ABA Therapy?

ABA Therapy is an umbrella term that covers many styles of teaching and treatments. At TheraCare, our ABA professionals work in the areas of behavior reduction and/or skill acquisition, using different evidence-based strategies that best fit the needs of your child and family.  Our goal is to expand on each child’s strengths, while replacing deficits with skills for success in their home, classroom and environment using:

  • Reinforcement
  • Prompting
  • Consistency
  • Advocacy
  • Patience

In addition, we work hand in hand with all of our Speech, Physical and Occupational, Music and AAC Therapists to provide a whole child approach to meet your goals. With this in mind, examples include:

  • Increase time on task
  • Improve fine motor skills
  • Remove self-injurious behaviors
  • Reduce tantrums
  • Increase sibling play behavior
  • Increase compliance to adult directions
  • Homework completion
  • Generalize skills across environments

At TheraCare, we work alongside our families and become invested in your child’s progress.  Feedback from family members, schoolteachers, and others in your child’s day to day is encouraged and appreciated!   

If you would like more information about our ABA Therapy Services, please contact our office. 

  • Bria Coale – Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
  • Michael Harris – Registered Behavior Therapist (RBT)