Services Focused On
Your Child's Individual Needs

What is ABA?
How Can It
Help My Child?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is the only widely-recognized treatment for autism, and it’s the only approach consistently covered by health insurers. At Therapeutic Learning Consultants, we’ve assembled a highly skilled team of professionals who provide expertly designed treatment plans that fit your child’s specific needs.

What are the benefits of ABA therapy?

Applied behavior therapy has been studied for more than 50 years, and thousands of pieces of research document the effectiveness of this approach. Your Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) works to:

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    Increase social and task-related behaviors
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    Teach self-control and self-monitoring skills
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    Improve communication patterns
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    Boost your child’s social skills
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    Teach families how to create an optimal home environment
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    Reduce interfering behaviors like self-injury
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    Help your child apply new skills to classroom or social settings

Types of ABA Treatment Procedures That We Offer:

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) curriculums involve teaching a set of skills in small steps. Each child has an individualized ABA curriculum based on the individualized needs of each learner. Each child’s curriculum emphasizes skills in attending, imitation, comprehension, use of language, play, motor, pre-academic, social, and self-help skills.

If necessary, the curriculum may also include a plan to change specific behaviors that interfere with learning. This plan includes data collection, functional analysis, program development, and implementation to increase positive behavior change. The goal in every program is to generalize the skills taught in 1:1 instruction to typical and / or community settings.

Functional Analysis

refers to the observation of current behaviors for their frequency as well as the antecedents and consequences of displayed behavior.

Natural Environment Training (NET)

uses the child’s interests to consolidate the skills they have learned. All skills taught in a discrete setting and can be generalized to the natural environment. Teaching play can also be targeted through NET.

Discrete Trial Training (DTT)

is a structured method of presenting learning in systematic drills where the goal is purposefully and rapidly attaining mastery of skills.

Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT)

is an intervention technique often used with autistic children to help develop the “pivotal” skills for a person to function. PRT is based on task interspersal, direct reinforcement, and role of choice. This approach to teaching children has been most successful in developing language, play, and social interaction skills.

Direct Instruction (DI)

is a model for teaching that emphasizes well-developed and carefully planned lessons designed around small learning increments and clearly defined and prescribed teaching tasks. It is based on the theory that explicit instruction eliminating misinterpretations can significantly improve and accelerate learning.

Verbal Behavior (VB)

is an intervention that teaches language. It is based on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) that focuses on verbal communication. The analysis of VB describes a group of functional units of language (mands, tacts, intraverbals, echoics) that are necessary for effective verbal communication.

Precision teaching

is a teaching method based on behavior modification that uses daily measurement and charting procedures as reinforcement for learning. It focuses on mastery-based learning (fluency).

Relational Frame Theory (RFT)

is based on the idea that relating one concept to another is the foundation of all human language.