Applied Behavior Analysis (A.B.A)

What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a field of psychology that focuses on applying learning theories to different people and situations. One specific application of these techniques is early, intensive, behavioral intervention (EIBI) for children with autism. The techniques of ABA are grounded in science. Some of the hallmarks of ABA include:

  • Breaking complex tasks into smaller tasks that can be taught more easily
  • Providing repeated opportunities to learn and master new skills
  • Using reinforcement procedures to assist in the acquisition of new skills
  • Understanding the functions of behaviors (e.g. communication, attention seeking, avoidance, etc.) and developing programs to meet the child’s needs
  • Making objective, data driven decisions to guide our evaluations of treatment progress
  • Utilizing effective teaching techniques such as discrete trial teaching (DTT)

Other approaches:


Our individualized programs provide curriculum across all developmental areas of need, making sure that we teach all the necessary skills for successful skill development. Skill areas can include but not limited to:

  • Learning via observation of others
  • Language and communication skills
  • Social skills
  • Play & leisure skills
  • Conversational skills
  • Imagination and creativity
  • Independence
  • Sibling interaction and other family relationships
  • Cognitive skills
  • Academic skills
  • Motor skills
  • School/Pre-school readiness behaviors
  • Emotional awareness and regulation
  • Self-help skills including dressing, eating, toileting
  • Community living skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Self-awareness and self-evaluation
  • Perspective taking
  • Safety (in environment & with others)


A child with a therapist on a one-on-one training above
A child with autism in aided one-on-one academic skills.
A child with developmental delays and learning difficulties in basic academic skills with his teacher in class.
A child with autism and attention deficits participating in a one-on-one training