Autism: Applied Behavioral Analysis

Overview:

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the process of systematically applying intervention based upon the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors while demonstrating through data analysis that there is a direct correlation between the intervention and the behavior change. ABA is researched-based and proven to be the most effective way to treat individuals of all ages with autism spectrum disorders and other behavioral concerns. ABA can be used for addressing a variety of issues including skill deficits and problem behaviors. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is endorsed by the American Medical Association and United States Surgeon General.

Goals:

  • Increased functional communication
  • Increased social interaction
  • Increased play skills
  • Decreased behaviors interfering with participation in daily
    activities at home, school, or in the community
  • Learned life skills generalized and maintained beyond
    ABA Therapy sessions

Program Highlights:

  • Each participant will receive a unique, strength-based and assessment driven treatment plan designed to meet individualized needs
  • Creation of a positive and therapeutic environment where individuals are motivated to learn and achieve their full potential
  • Each team will consist of highly trained, dedicated, and passionate clinical staff whose priority is to provide effective services that produce clear results
  • Data is collected and assessments are completed, reviewed, and shared with all team members, so decisions can be made to ensure desired changes are occurring
  • All members of the team, including identified participant, parents, line staff, and supervising consultants will have frequent access to tailored training that is aimed to directly benefit your child
  • All goals are socially significant and focus on meaningful improvements

Design:

  • Treatment is overseen by a team of experienced Board Certified Behavior Analysts
  • Teams are led by a Masters Level Clinician and can also include Registered Behavior Technicians, Behavior Techs, or Therapeutic Support Staff  
  • Treatment Plans are developed following interviews, assessment, and direct observation of the participant in the natural environment
  • Individual 1:1 treatment in the home or community for the desired or necessary amount of sessions
  • Strong focus on skill transference/parent training to empower parents to implement interventions independently
  • Ongoing program evaluation, ensuring that timely decisions are made according to the participants data, and modifications made to the program are communicated and modeled for all team members

Applied Behavioral Analysis Services are offered throughout our many locations. To request services or to learn more, please contact our Corporate Service Center:

Corporate Service Center

4900 Perry Highway
Building II, Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15229
724-850-8118