Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is the application of the science of learning and behaviour to effect behaviour change. It is often associated with therapy for children with Autism but has many, many more application across fields including health, fitness, addiction, social care – even shopping! In fact anything that involves changing behaviour!
Behaviour analysis helps us to understand:
- How behaviour works
- How behaviour is affected by the environment
- How learning takes place
ABA therapy programs can help:
ABA therapy applies our understanding of how behaviour works to real situations. The goal is to increase behaviours that are helpful and decrease behaviours that are harmful or affect learning.
- Increase language and communication skills
- Improve attention, focus, social skills, memory, and academics
- Decrease problem behaviours
How do I start an ABA program?
Finding a Consultant
A Consultant is the person who will provide the clinical advice on your child’s ABA program. They should be a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA), or working towards certification and be supervised by a BCBA. Make sure you ask who a person’s BCBA supervisor is if they do not hold the credential.
It’s good practice to contact as many consultants that cover your area as you can. Talk to them and find out how they work. Not all Consultants work in the same way. Find one who fits in with your child.
Here at HD Behaviour Consultancy, we offer completely free initial, no obligation visits to give you an opportunity to meet Adele and ask any questions you may have. Contact us to arrange
You can look here on the UK Society of Behaviour Analysts website for Consultants in the UK based on your region
“When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.”ALEXANDER DEN HEIJER