APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS (ABA)
Applied behavior analysis (ABA) uses the principles of behavioral psychology to teach socially significant skills to individuals, and it has decades of research showing its effectiveness for improving communication, daily living skills, challenging behavior, and other important areas of life functioning for individuals with ASD and other developmental disabilities. Key components of ABA include identifying individualized goals, identifying the unique items and activities that motivate an individual, determining the reasons that a person engages in challenging behavior, providing frequent opportunities to practice skills, and collecting and analyzing behavioral data.
How can my child benefit from ABA?
ABA has years of research supporting its utility for a variety of needs in children, adolescents, and adults. The Unumb Center for Neurodevelopment often uses ABA principles to address communication, challenging behavior (e.g., aggression, tantrums, elopement), safety skills, daily living skills, sleep, food selectivity and refusal, and many other areas of life functioning.
Where is ABA provided?
At The Unumb Center for Neurodevelopment, we provide clinic, home, and community-based services. In the clinic, clients have frequent opportunities to build friendships and practice interactions with peers. When receiving home or community-based services, clients practice skills in their natural environment.
Following your child's initial assessment, the Program Manager will make a recommendation for clinic-based, community-based, or hybrid services.
Who will serve my child?
A Program Manager (Board Certified Behavior Analyst or Assistant Behavior Analyst) will conduct your child's initial assessment in coordination with our Director of Clinical Services, Dr. Katie Franke. Daily services will be provided by Program Assistants (Behavior Technician or Registered Behavior Technician) under close supervision of the Program Manager.
The Unumb Center for Neurodevelopment values teamwork and coordination of care, and we welcome opportunities to work with your child's outside service providers.