What Is The Goal Of Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy?

Applied behavioral analysis therapy is one of the best forms of therapy to treat children with autism. The therapy is organized around the individual needs of the child for better social skills, learn to write a name, button one’s own shirt, or use the bathroom. The ABA approach also rewards individuals for completing each task successfully.

Experts believe that applied behavioral analysis therapy for autism is a sure treatment option for individuals on the spectrum and other developmental conditions.

Consultation With ABA Therapist

Parents must consult a trained ABA therapist for a functional behavior assessment. The therapist evaluates the individual’s strengths and abilities and things that are challenging for them. They interact with them, observe their communication level, and his/her behavior during the therapy sessions. After a thorough assessment, the therapists chalk out a befitting intervention plan to meet all their needs.  They also offer tips to the parents and caregivers for a quick recovery.

The ABA therapist creates a proper plan after their consultation and observations. This plan aligns with each individual’s unique needs and treatment goals. The goal of an applied behavioral analysis therapy is aimed at reducing problematic or damaging behaviors (tantrums or self-injury) and improving communication and other essential skills.

The therapist also manages sessions for parents, caregivers, and teachers, to achieve the treatment goals.

What Can Be Learned Through ABA?

Applied behavioral analysis therapy for autism extinguishes the undesirable behaviors and kindle desired behaviors in individuals. It helps to reduce outbursts teaches to be patience and poised, use the magic words (please, sorry, thank you, excuse me) when visiting a restaurant or a social gathering. The ABA therapy believes in rewarding the individual for accomplishing each easy or complex tasks. A small reward or encouraging words or action (such as a high five, food treat, stickers, favorite toys) can help them to learn how to brush their teeth correctly, and sharing toys with others.  

ABA therapy involves multiple steps to help individuals overcome their challenging behaviors and develop major skills. With the right interventions, ABA therapy improves their behaviors and help to recover their full potential.

The Therapist

Before enrolling the individual into an applied behavioral analysis therapy session, it is essential to know about the therapist who will be working with him/her.  It is also essential to know if he/she is excited to work with the therapist, responds to the given orders with a smile and are also learning skills to reach the set-goal.

Author: autismconnectassociation

Autism Connect is a voluntary group based in Mumbai, India formed by parents and professional care-takers of children on the autism spectrum. Parenting and caring for a child with autism is a special responsibility in itself. There are doubts, questions and uncertainties in our minds. At Autism Connect, we endeavor to collect literature on evidence based practices (with special emphasis on newer emerging therapies) in the management of autism and share it with autism associations and organizations across the world with the hope that these associations disseminate and distribute this to their members and parents of children with autism.

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