Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy is a highly effective approach to enhancing socially significant behaviors and limiting behaviors that interfere with learning. In multiple studies, ABA therapy has been shown to significantly improve children’s cognitive and language skills, as well as adaptive behaviors. It is ranked the #1 treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by many organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Through frequent data analysis and environmental interventions, our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and staff therapists work with you and your child to increase independence and success through programming that enables him or her.
High quality ABA Therapy can do more than enhance socially significant behaviors, it can improve brain function. Research has shown that ABA not only improves social skills but also brain responses to social cues.
Building communication skills is key. Tantrums and other undesirable behaviors often occur when a child is having difficulty communicating. Focus on communication skills can often make such behaviors disappear.
Though Autism is considered to be life long, with ABA Therapy, some children make so much progress that they lose the core symptoms and no longer meet the diagnostic criteria for Autism. This is called "optimal outcome" and, when possible, it is our goal.