What is ABA?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the science of understanding and changing behavior. It helps us determine how, why, and when a behavior occurs. The goal of ABA is to teach and reinforce helpful, socially-appropriate behaviors while decreasing and/or replacing harmful ones. Studies show that ABA therapy improves the quality of life and independence of neurodiverse individuals.
At BAS, we work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including - but not limited to - autism, ADHD, and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). Each client has an individualized plan. All of our therapists are BACB-certified. We provide services in our Largo clinic, and in homes, schools, and in the community.
We can help with:
Decreasing problem behaviors, such as aggression and destruction
Improving verbal, written, and pictorial communication skills
Teaching self-regulation and self-management skills, such as deep breaths and meditation
Nurturing positive experiences with food
Building important social and community skills
Increasing focus and attentiveness to tasks
Toileting and other hygienic processes
Training parents and caregivers on ABA strategies
...and so much more.