Pediatrics Plus is now offering ABA therapy at some of our locations, however, unlike the other therapies we offer (OT, PT, Speech), it isn't as well known. Keep reading to find out more about ABA Therapy.
Applied Behavior Analysis or ABA Therapy is defined as the application of behavior science to address socially appropriate behaviors and bring about meaningful behavior change through one-on-one intervention. This can involve therapy sessions of 20-40 hours per week. Over decades of research, the field of ABA has developed many techniques that have proven to benefit a child in the following ways:
Increasing these useful behaviors
- Dressing self
- Eating new foods
Decreasing these undesirable behaviors
- Running away