Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), which is based on the science of learning and behavior, uses a systematic approach to helping your child develop and learn. We can apply the principles of ABA in many areas to help your child, such as (but not limited to) increasing language and communication, improving social and play skills, increasing adaptive skills such as toileting, dressing, and feeding, and reducing unwanted behaviors such as tantrums, aggression, or other dangerous behaviors.
There are many strategies that fall under the ABA umbrella, such as Natural Environment Training, Incidental Teaching, Discrete Trial Instruction, Verbal Behavior, and Pivotal Response Training. At Little Leaves, we will individualize the strategies and approach we use for your child based on his/her needs.
ABA is considered an “evidence-based” practice meaning that there is enough research evidence showing that is it an effective and useful treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders. In addition, it has been endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, National Academies of Science, and the Surgeon General as the best practice for individuals with autism.
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We work with children in many settings. Click the link below to learn more about our programs: