Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a methodology that involves the application of basic behavioral practices (positive reinforcement, repetition, and prompting) to facilitate the development of language, positive skills, and social behavior. ABA also helps reduce everyday social problems and serious behavior disorders. Data collected and analyzed at May Institute support the findings of hundreds of other studies that indicate ABA is the most effective method to teach children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, as well as brain injury and other traumas.
Tested by research and experience for more than 35 years, ABA practices have been endorsed by the Surgeon General, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Association for Science in Autism Research. The skills and experience of an ABA professional are essential for success. Continuous and systematic evaluation of effectiveness is a fundamental component of the ABA methodology.
ABA can be effective in working with individuals of all ages. However, research shows that skill development programs that are provided at a young age foster better outcomes and can often reduce the likelihood of more severe or dangerous behaviors later in life.
The effectiveness of ABA-based intervention has been well documented. Children who receive early and intensive behavioral treatment have been shown to make substantial, sustained gains in IQ, language, academic performance, and adaptive behavior as well as some measures of social behavior, and their outcomes have been significantly better than those of children who did not receive such services.
Children and adolescents on the Autistic Disorders spectrum may exhibit a variety of dangerous, maladaptive, or inappropriate behaviors such as tantrums, elopement, self harming, aggression, poor social skills, inability to be toilet trained, etc. These individuals may also experience academic failure or difficulty, especially in areas of attention, impulsivity, attending, and generalizing. ABA at its core is a method to help children learn. Any behavior that a child can learn, ABA can help them unlearn, strengthen, or maintain. The future and quality of life for an individual with Autism who can reduce inappropriate behaviors and “learn how to learn” is greatly improved.
BCBA is short for: a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (it is a protected term in the US & Canada). Our mission is to provide the most effective treatment possible to individuals who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. To do so we respond to the goals of parents, who are our consumers, to provide the most accountable therapy possible. We provide the most effective intervention by using every method that is proven through ABA research to be objectively effective. A BCBA is passionate about helping where it really matters. At home, in the real world. We understand that problem behaviour is not always what it seems.
BCBA’s are trained & confident in providing a multitude of different supports across a large scope. Each BCBA has different areas of expertise but all have similar training to complete the following (but not limited to):
Our BCBAs are seeking individuals willing to be trained who want to work 1:1 with children in the community. We are looking for full time and part time people who love to teach kids/ teens how to learn. This position is not affiliated with Stepping Stones and reports directly to our BCBAs.
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