What Is ABA Therapy?

“Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree, and to demonstrate that the interventions employed are responsible for the improvement in behavior.”
– Baer, Wolf, & Risley, 1968

A Board Certified Behavior Analyst will meet with you and your child to complete required assessments and formulate goals and objectives specific to your child’s and/or family’s individual needs.

  • Family are involved as partners in the process.
  • Our tutors use strategies based on Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Goals emphasize skills that will enable your child to become independent and successful in both the short and long terms.

  • Not a “one size fits all” approach
  • Customized to your child’s skills, needs, interests, preferences, and family situations.
  • The child’s day is structured to provide many opportunities ‒ both planned and naturally occurring ‒ to acquire and practice skills in both structured and unstructured situations.
  • The intervention involves ongoing objective measurement of the child’s progress.
  • The instruction plan breaks down desired skills into manageable steps to be taught from the simplest (e.g. imitating single sounds) to the more complex (e.g. carrying on a conversation).
  • The behavior analyst frequently reviews information on the child’s progress and uses this to adjust procedures and goals as needed.
  • The behavior analyst meets regularly with family members and program staff to plan ahead, review progress and make adjustments as needed.
  • Some learners acquire skills quickly. Typically, much more instruction and practice is needed to master skill areas. This is why it is very important for children to participate at a frequency that will benefit them. Initial and ongoing testing will determine what that frequency should be.

Braintrust Behavioral Health is an independent provider focused on supporting children, families, and adults in behavioral change through targeted intervention strategies and supportive counseling utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).