What it is: A science devoted to the study of behavior. In our practice we strive to understand, define, and describe how our environment affects how we act. We use the observations and the extensive data we take to target and change socially significant behavior. In other words, we use evidence-based behavior change procedures to assist children in developing skills for learning and social interaction. Our goal is to not only have your child succeed at school, but to generalize the skills they learn to your home, thereby increasing their opportunities to thrive at any future less restrictive placements.
What it means to your family: The field has developed over the years to include many techniques for increasing functional and positive behavior, while reducing behavior that may be harmful or interfere with learning. ABA therapy for children with Autism consists of providing a structured environment with consistent praise and reinforcement. At Spiritos, all of our ABA programming is individualized in order to meet your child's specific needs, and grow their strengths to develop their independence.
Today's ABA takes into consideration that children learn best when they're relaxed and happy, so building meaningful relationships with our students is a priority.
What you can expect from our Behavior Analysts: All of our Behavior Analysts hold certificates from the BACB and are licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine; These are required in the state of Virginia in order to practice Behavior Analysis. We follow a code of ethical standards that ensures your practitioners are held accountable for their actions by the BACB. In order to maintain our certifications, we participate in continuing education classes that keep us up to date on new research and exciting new techniques we can use to help your children meet their goals.
Further questions about ABA are always welcome!
ABA Therapy, Spiritos School, Midlothian, VA