ABA Stands for applied behavior analysis.

The practice of applying the psychological principles of learning theory in a systematic way to modify behavior.

Autism applied behavior analysis.

At Golden Stars ABA, we believe that individualized therapy is the best way to help children with their disabilities. The Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Health, based on 30 years of research, finds ABA therapy effective in “reducing inappropriate behavior and in acquiring language skills, increasing communication, ability to learn, and appropriate social behavior” early in life.

Applied Behavior Analysis and autism is a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior. The basic principles of behavior analysis helps us understand: 1. the science and mechanics of behavior 2. How the environment increases or decreases behaviors 3. How a person can learn both adaptive and maladaptive behaviors.

Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) provide evidence-based treatment using the principles of autism applied behavior analysis (ABA), including discrete trial training and naturalistic teaching strategies. We develop goals to help individuals with autism in the following areas:

  • Language
  • Communication
  • Academics
  • Play
  • Imitation
  • Self help
  • Social/emotional regulation
  • Community and safety skills
  • Adaptive skills
  • Organization and executive functioning
  • Behavior management
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Benefit of Autism Applied Behavior Analysis

The learning goals are based on the age and abilities of a child and results vary by situation. Various studies of ABA autism therapy show documented improvements in the following areas:

  • Increased focus when studying
  • Improved connections with friends and family
  • Fewer tantrums and self-harm behaviors
  • More effective communication with strangers
  • Asking for items clearly
  • Understanding of personal space and physical contact

These skills are referred to as “socially significant behavior” and they describe actions that directly impact a person’s quality of life. Socially significant behavior typically falls under one or more of the following categories:

  • Communication
  • Language
  • Play/Leisure
  • Daily living
  • Self-care
  • Vocational
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