How Does ABA Therapy Work?
ABA therapy is conducted in a one-on-one setting with Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs). The RBTs work through specific therapy goals and targets set for their assigned client, as well as running fun group activities like circle time, story time, structured group play, and more.
The environment of an ABA therapy clinic is very similar to that of a typical preschool setting, but all activities have medical value for children on the Autism Spectrum.
With positive reinforcement and other therapeutic techniques, ABA therapy helps improve the following areas of development:
- Social Skills
- Nonverbal communication (pointing, gesturing, etc.)
- Gross motor skills
- Challenging behaviors: aggression, self-injury, temper tantrums/meltdowns
- Stimming and repetitive behaviors
To see what a day of ABA therapy at ABC looks like, check out a video showing Why We’re Here.