ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Los Angeles

Applied Behavior Analysis

Our ABA services are designed to eliminate maladaptive behaviors and teach new skills, as well as to provide parent training and education. We make use of scientifically validated methods, based upon the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and make use of Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior. We incorporate the teaching methods of Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT) and Natural Environment Teaching (NET). Our curriculum is based off of the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) (Sundberg, 2008), and the Vineland-3. Our services are provided in the clinic, home, community or school. We treat children with a wide variety of needs, including but not limited to:

  • Autism
  • Self regulation
  • Smoother and healthier sleeping habits
  • Potty training
  • Engaging and smooth transitioning in classroom/home/environment setting
  • Cooperation and following directions with teachers and authority figures
  • Shadowing in schools and classroom settings
  • Self help skills and a more independent functioning with activities of daily living skills

Therapists use ABA to develop meaningful and positive changes in behavior.  An Analyst begins by observing a child in their own environment, then they are able to determine which behaviors to target/modify and develop a treatment plan. With the help of the parents, caretakers, teachers and other therapists, they implement this plan and track the child’s progress, adjusting treatment when necessary. Behavior analysts work with young children experiencing autism and related disorders.  There have been numerous techniques developed to help learners with autism build useful skills for communicating through adulthood.  They can involve classroom lessons or everyday applications where social interaction opportunities are available.

Autism Treatment with ABA

ABA is a safe and recommended treatment for those with autism. It is also an ideal treatment for a variety of behavioral disorders or deficits.  A number of state institutions and federal agencies have endorsed the treatment, including the U.S. Surgeon General and the New York State Department of Health.
ABA Shadow (Behavior Interventionist, AKA 1:1)?

A Behavior Interventionist is placed in the classroom setting with the child to provide continuous behavior modification techniques, using ABA. By addressing behavioral challenges in the child’s own environment, we are able to target specific behaviors and triggers. This allows us to provide the most efficient and effective treatment. The goal of an BI is to replace disruptive or harmful behaviors with positive actions and habits. Once a treatment plan has been established, a BI will work with the child and parents to set goals, assess progress and modify the treatment plan when necessary.

The U.S. has seen a dramatic increase in the use of ABA to improve the lives of those affected by autism.  ABA principles and techniques can improve essential skills such as listening, hearing, sight, and advanced skills such as reading and understanding.  ISLP develops comprehensive ABA programs in Beverly Hills that can present a tremendous difference in the lives of autism patients.

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