Applied Behaviour Analysis
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based practice which implements interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It uses a set of principles based on the science of behaviour to produce meaningful change in behaviour.
ABA therapy teaches children a multitude of skills including communication, cognition, pre-academics, play skills, joint attention, social skills, and independent self-help skills like dressing, feeding and toileting. ABA therapy aims to replace challenging behaviours by teaching the individual behaviours that prove to be more socially appropriate.
Strategies that are based in ABA included discrete trail teaching (DTT), incidental teaching or natural environment training (NET), the verbal behaviour approach to language and early childhood interventions like the Early Start Denver Model. Our Behaviour Therapists use ABA to assist children and youth in developing skills in the areas of language and communication, play, joint attention, activities of daily living, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and behaviour.