Frequently Asked Questions
Applied Behavior Analysis is a Scientific approach to changing and understanding human behavior. ABA is a therapy that focuses on increasing socially significant behaviors such as language, daily living skills, communication skills, social skills, academics, etc. while decreasing problem behaviors. ABA therapy is individualized to meet the client and families needs.
Rio's place provides ABA services in clients home or clinic setting. We conduct assessments by trained certified clinicians and develop treatment plans for all settings as needed.
El análisis de comportamiento aplicado es un enfoque científico para cambiar y comprender el comportamiento humano. ABA es una terapia que se enfoca en aumentar los comportamientos socialmente significativos, como el lenguaje, las habilidades de la vida diaria, las habilidades de comunicación, las habilidades sociales, lo académico, etc., mientras disminuye las conductas problemáticas. La terapia ABA se individualiza para satisfacer las necesidades del cliente y las familias.
What is Applied Behavior Analysis?
How does ABA therapy work?
Applied Behavior Analysis involves many techniques for understanding and changing behavior. ABA is a flexible treatment:
Positive reinforcement is one of the main strategies used in ABA.
When a behavior is followed by something that is valued (a reward), a person is more likely to repeat that behavior. Over time, this encourages positive behavior change.
First, the therapist identifies a goal behavior. Each time the person uses the behavior or skill successfully, they get a reward. The reward is meaningful to the individual – examples include praise, a toy or book, watching a video, access to playground or other location, and more.
Positive rewards encourage the person to continue using the skill. Over time this leads to meaningful behavior change.
What Does an ABA Program Involve?
Who provides ABA services?
A board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA) provides ABA therapy services. To become a BCBA, the following is needed: