ABA Therapy

ABA Therapy Q & A

What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy?

ABA therapy is a scientific, evidence-based approach to optimizing a child’s environment to increase preferred behaviors. 

ABA therapy helps the team at Scottsdale Pediatric Behavioral Services understand your child’s behaviors, how they learn, and how their environment influences them. 

ABA therapy is highly adaptable and is delivered in a wide variety of locations, including the practice, home, and school. ABA therapy helps your child learn and practice skills that are useful in everyday life, including language and communication, focus, memory, and social skills. 

ABA therapy can also help decrease problem behaviors that are interfering with your child’s well-being and ability to achieve their full potential. 

What Happens During ABA Therapy?

ABA therapy begins with an evaluation of your child’s existing skills and needs. Then, an ABA therapist partners with a board-certified behavior analyst and pairs with your child. 

During the pairing process, the therapist gets to know your child and aligns themselves with the activities and items your child values. This process helps build a foundation of trust and connection between your child and their therapist. 

Then, the therapist engages with your child using their natural interests to develop positive reinforcements for the desired behavior. 

The therapist works with the behavior analyst to create and implement a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan to address your child’s specific needs. Over time, the therapist helps your child expand their interests and develop new skills and behaviors. 

The therapist and behavior analyst monitor and measure your child’s behavior. As your child progresses, the team uses the data about your child to adjust the treatment plan to continue their success.

What are the Benefits of ABA Therapy?

ABA therapy uses positive reinforcement to support and encourage positive behavioral change. At Scottsdale Pediatric Behavioral Services, the team provides an engaging and appropriately stimulating environment and approach to make your child feel comfortable and confident.

The team wants your child to look forward to their time at the office, which makes them more likely to engage in ABA therapy and thrive.

Additionally, parents, teachers, and other caregivers can learn ABA therapy techniques and use them at home, school, and different environments to provide continuous positive reinforcement and support.

If you’re interested in ABA therapy, call Scottsdale Pediatric Behavioral Services or schedule a consultation online today.