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What Is ABA?
What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?
Applied Behavior Analysis is a scientific, evidence-based approach used to understand and improve socially significant behaviors.
ABA examines the interactions between people & their environment to determine the effects the environment has on a person’s behavior (the “why” a behavior occurs).
Behavior Analysts systematically assess an individual’s behavior and develop objective goals and a reliable measurement system to monitor progress.
At Family Behavioral Health we use the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to teach new skills, improve performance across multiple areas, and decrease and replace challenging behaviors.
What do we focus on in ABA Therapy?
Teach new skills, such as communicating wants and needs, social skills, play skills, self-help, independent living skills and prevocational skills.
Generalize skills across environments (e.g., from ABA center to home, school and community)
Replace challenging behavior with functional and more functionally appropriate behavior.
Where do ABA therapy sessions occur?
Treatment sessions occur in a variety of locations ranging from center-based services, home-based services, community-based services or a combination of all three based on the individual client’s needs.
Each client’s program is individualized and based on his or her goals and unique learning style. Every client receives an assessment, and, in cooperation with parents, goals and objectives are designed to meet his or her individual needs.
After the initial assessment, the BCBA will review the assessment results, create a treatment plan, and determine the dosage of hours recommended and the location requirements for treatment.
Family Behavioral Health posts helpful parent resources on our Facebook page as well as local events that are free or low cost to families.
Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Support Centers
Information about an “Act Relative to Insurance Coverage for Autism” (ARICA)
Mass Health Guidelines for Medical Neccessity for AAC Devices