ABA Therapy, a short form for Applied Behavioral Analysis, employs the use of positive reinforcement to help people improve their learning, communication, and social skills. 

Many experts view ABA as the most effective treatment for ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and many other developmental conditions. However, the therapy is still as effective when used in treating a host of other conditions that include;​​

  • Dementia
  • Substance abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Anger-related issues

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  • Cognitive impairment
  • Anxiety-related issues
  • OCD, phobia, panic disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder, etc.

Quick Guide to ABA Therapy for Autism

Different types of ABA Therapy


There are different types of ABA Therapy. The most popular ones include;

  • Discrete Trial Training (DTT)
  • Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI)
  • Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT)
  • ​Verbal Behavior Intervention (VBI)

All of these vary from each other. Whether or not your child will need a specific type will depend on many factors such as their age and challenges, among others. 



How ABA Therapy Works


A lot of things will be involved to make ABA Therapy effective for those who need it.

Below are some of these processes.


Functional Behavior Assessment


The first step is the functional behavior assessment (FBA), which is the consultation phase. This phase is needed since ABA Therapy needs to be customized to fit every child’s unique needs. This is why the FBA is basically about the Therapist interacting with you and your child to understand their strengths and abilities as well as the things they find challenging.


Developing an integrative treatment plan


After the Functional Behavior Assessment phase, the Therapist will have to develop a personalized treatment plan for your child. At its core, this plan will aim to reduce harmful and undesirable behaviors such as tantrums and self-injury while encouraging positive ones such as communication. 


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In developing our treatment plan, we usually focus on making this comprehensive and integrative to ensure that everyone involved, from therapists to teachers, parents, and others, are able to work on the same page with the child to ensure effectiveness. 


Frequent evaluation


ABA Therapists try to uncover how environmental factors trigger specific responses and behaviors in your children. Their approach will, therefore, depend on how your child responds to their interventions.

ABA Therapists are required to continually monitor the child’s progress to evaluate and analyze their strategies. This helps them understand what’s working best so they can further fine-tune their approach to guarantee the best possible results. 




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Our professional ABA Therapists here at ABA Group Practice Plus are committed to helping children improve the symptoms and challenges of different conditions that can range from ASD, ADHD, behavioral, motor, attentional, speech/language, and/or sensory integration difficulties.

Our Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy is aimed at;


  • ​Helping children improve their communication skills;
  • ​Helping them get better at focusing and paying attention;
  • ​Getting them to show more interest in school activities;
  • ​Getting them to ask for what they want more clearly;
  • ​​Helping them reduce harmful and undesirable behaviors; and
  • Helping them develop more interest in the people and things around them.​


Our flexible treatment plans are personalized to meet the needs of each child while also integrating teachers, parents, and family members into the program to ensure everyone is on the same page. Autistic children need help as soon as they can get it. ABA Therapy can help significantly in this regard. Want to learn we can help with this? Click here to to get started!