ABA therapy helps your child learn how to communicate their needs as well as cope with the stresses of their environment. When a child engages in a coping skill rather than an unsafe behavior, they are provided with fun activities, attention, toys/games, or a combination of two or more of these. This reinforcement encourages the coping skill behaviors to continue while reducing the likelihood that the child will engage in the unsafe behaviors they used prior to ABA. Many of these coping skills include developing independent daily living skills and social interactions with peers and adults. Therapists also collaborate with parents and help them learn new ways to respond to their child’s behavior. This coordination between therapists and caregivers provides a supportive environment that encourages the best possible outcomes for the family.
ABA therapists work with your child’s doctors, specialists, and teachers to create individualized treatment strategies and goals. Let us help you and your child by teaching them meaningful skills to increase their independence while reducing unsafe behaviors.