FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS ABA THERAPY?
ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapy is an evidence-based treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder. ABA consists of working one-on-one with clients to decrease problem behavior and build skills that are significant to the individual. We work on communication, social skills, independence skills, behaviors that are barriers to learning and more.
WHAT WILL MY CHILD BE DOING AT THERAPY?
What activities your child participates in will depend on their individual behavior goals. Some activities include interacting with peers, participating in craft projects, gross motor activities, task demand situations, board games, and daily living skills. Please ask your child's behavior analyst if you would like more information about what your child will be doing during therapy time.
HOW DO YOU TEACH COMMUNITY SKILLS AND SOCIAL SKILLS?
We have social groups where clients are able to practice interacting with each other and receive feedback and modeling from their one-on-one RBT. We also participate in community outings so that clients can practice interacting in different settings with the community. Some of our field trips have included the National Peanut Festival, bowling, and the trampoline park.
HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT ABA?
Once your child has begun receiving ABA services you will be invited to attend parent training sessions. These sessions are designed to teach you how to intervene with your child's target behaviors and increase replacement behaviors. Additionally, more information can be found at the BACB.com which includes information about the profession, Autism Society of Alabama, and Autism Speaks.