Applied behavior analysis, or ABA, is a type of therapy that has been utilized in autism treatment for decades, and it is a useful tool in building positive habits that can help achieve success in the home, classroom, and community. ABA intervention may take place in individuals of any age, though it is most frequently utilized for toddlers, children, and teens, since earlier intervention tends to have the most success. There are many individual strategies used in ABA, including positive reinforcement, which enforces the repetition of positive behaviors to in turn reduce those that interfere with everyday activities.
ABA is one of the most widely recognized treatments for autism, and it is the backbone of the programs we offer at The Behavior Exchange in Plano. To discover if ABA can help your child perform better at school and build long-lasting friendships by improving social skills, contact us at (888) 716-8084.