Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a science of behavior that uses empirical behavioral research to improve the lives of people in real-world settings. Hundreds of published studies show that programs based on ABA help individuals increase behaviors needed to communicate, interact with peers, learn academic skills, develop vocational skills, and acquire abilities to become functioning members of society. ABA-based programs have been found to be the most effective at assessing and treating individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
In 1999, the United States Surgeon General's report stated, "Thirty years of research demonstrated the efficacy of applied behavioral methods in reducing inappropriate behavior and in increasing communication, learning, and appropriate social behavior."
Our instructional protocols are developed from the most current educational and behavioral research. We do not employ methods that are experimental or are not based on proven principles of learning. We use a combination of teaching methodologies that are grounded in ABA, such as Verbal Behavior, Discrete Trial Teaching, Pivotal Response Training and Natural Environment Teaching. All of our science-based interventions are individualized to the unique needs of each child.