What is ABA therapy?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) uses systematic, evidence-based methods to improve socially significant behaviors in children with autism. ABA is considered a best practice treatment for individuals with autism by both the US Surgeon General and by the American Psychological Association.
In ABA therapy, a clinician trained in applied behavior analysis works with the person receiving the treatment and their caregivers to determine a set of goals that, if successfully reached, will improve their quality of life.
The sole focus of ABA therapy is to help individuals to eventually live as independent of a life as possible.