What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
ABA is widely recognized as a safe and effective treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder that has been endorsed by a number of state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Surgeon General and the New York State Department of Health. Over the last decade, the nation has seen a particularly dramatic increase in the use of ABA to help persons with autism live happy and productive lives.
What is the goal of ABA Therapy?
The goal of ABA is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful or affect learning. Successful therapy will:
- Increase language and communication skills
- Improve attention, focus, social skills, memory, and academics
- Decrease problem behaviors
About the ABA Program
The ABA Program at Big Minds, Tiny Hands is supervised, coordinated and implemented by highly skilled, experienced staff, including Board Certified Behavior Analysts who have the knowledge, experience and dedication it takes to produce an optimal outcome for every child.
All therapy is provided in a 1:1 format, and parents can meet with their team monthly with approval from Early Intervention.
The Role of Parents
Parents are encouraged to take an active role in their child’s program. Parents have many opportunities to observe and participate in treatment, and to learn how to help their child carry over their newly acquired skills into daily routines. Our goal is for each child to enjoy and participate in family routines and community activities to the best of their ability.