What is Applied Behavior Analysis?
Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA, is a scientific approach that focuses on objectively defining behaviors, identifying how people learn and what motivates them. ABA is derived from the science of Behaviorism, founded by B.F. Skinner. The foundation of ABA is based upon empirical data and a strong body of scientific literature to support its effectiveness. ABA utilizes scientifically derived interventions to support individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities overcome the learning, communication and behavioral concerns that often accompany their diagnoses. Applied behavior analysts are committed to influencing behavior in a manner which enhances and improves people’s lives. Behaviors that are addressed include those that are socially significant, such as language, social, academic, self-care/daily living, vocational, and recreational/leisure skills. In addition, the behavior being addressed must be measurable, through the utilization of precise and reliable measurement.
Copper, J.O., Heron, T.E., & Heward, W.L. (2007). Applied Behavior Analysis – second edition.
Applied Behavior Analysis
The Talcott Center for Child Development has officially launched our long-awaited Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services provide evidence-based treatment to target a variety of behaviors and skills such as:
- Adaptive and Self-Care Skills
- Attending and Social Referencing
- Cognitive Functioning
- Community Participation
- Coping and Tolerance Skills
- Emotional Development
- Family Relationships
- Language and Communication
- Play and Leisure Skills
- Pre-academic Skills
- Reduction of Interfering or Inappropriate Behaviors
- Safety Skills
- Self-Advocacy and Independence
- Social Relationships
- Vocational Skills
All services begin with a comprehensive assessment completed by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Based on your child’s specific needs, an individualized treatment program will be developed, implemented, and monitored by a team of highly dedicated professionals. Below is a brief outline of some of the comprehensive ABA services The Talcott Center for Child Development is now proud to offer.
Direct Services: Provided directly to address multiple affected developmental domains, such as cognitive, communicative, social, emotional, and adaptive functioning or provided for a limited number of behavioral targets to increase socially appropriate behavior and reduce problem behavior. May be provided in multiple environments (e.g., home, center, community, etc.)
Social Skills (small group): Provided under the direction of a BCBA and SLP within a group setting to increase socially appropriate behavior and improve social relationships. Currently provided at our Talcott Center, Farmington location.
Parent/Caregiver Behavior Consultation: Provided as a part of Direct services or as a stand-alone service. Focuses on targeting a limited number of behavioral targets with emphasis on supporting generalization across multiple environments. May be provided in multiple environments (e.g., home, center, etc.).
We are more than happy to discuss any questions you may have regarding our program or determining whether or not it might be right for your child.
We accept a variety of insurance plans. Please call our office to discuss coverage provided by your specific plan or explore alternative payment options.