applied behavior analysis
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapy based in the science of human behavior, which strives to promote socially significant behavior change. ABA helps to understand why a particular behavior is occurring and how the environment shapes it.
Training Wheels ABA recognizes children as individuals, each with their own interests, strengths and experiences. We are committed to embracing and utilizing these unique qualities to customize your child’s program. We believe discovering what truly motivates your child is the cornerstone of lifelong success extending beyond clinic walls.
Upon identifying the environmental variables responsible for a target behavior, appropriate interventions and teaching strategies are selected for implementation. These interventions are grounded in the most effective scientific research available to date. Data is electronically collected and graphed on a daily basis to analyze the effects of an intervention and to make certain desired behavior change is occurring.
For decades the principles of ABA have been used to create desirable behavior change in children and adults of all intellectual backgrounds and populations. While ABA is most known for treating individuals with autism spectrum disorder, its principles are used by numerous industries and professions including surgeons, athletes, teachers, coaches and factory workers (Wilder et al., 2009).
Data is collected electronically on each child’s progress and graphed using a cloud-based software and can be easily shared with parents to view child’s progress
ABA is used to address all observable human behavior. Training Wheels ABA utilizes teaching methods grounded in Verbal Behavior. Verbal Behavior reconstructs the child’s environment to foster language through capturing his/her motivation. In doing this, a child learns to use language and communication to express their needs rather than challenging or socially inappropriate behavior. Using the principles of ABA we teach language and communication, functional play, social skills, school readiness and independent daily living skills. We are trained and equipped for implementing protocols related to behavior reduction including tantrums, aggression, self injury, property destruction and other socially inappropriate behavior.
Applied behavior analysis can help teach language and communication, decrease challenging behaviors, and teach various skills including social, play, and daily living tasks.