Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an empirically-based teaching methodology involving the application of basic behavioral principles to teach socially significant behaviors, including language, play, academic, motor, self-help and adaptive living skills. One such behavior principles is positive reinforcement, when a behavior is followed by a reward then the behavior is likely to increase or occur again. The strategies can be effective in reducing challenging behaviors such as aggression, destruction, self-injurious behaviors, etc. ABA includes a broad range of techniques that are effective with individuals of all ages and individuals with Autism and other developmental disorders. The methodology utilizes teaching techniques such as incidental teaching, discrete trial teaching, verbal behavior, pivotal response training, as well as many other scientifically proven strategies.
The ABA services offered at Kiddos’ Clubhouse include:
Social Skills Groups –The groups are designed to meet the individualized needs of each child and to build lasting friendships. Groups consist of two to three children similar in age and with similar needs. Each child is assessed for their specific social skill needs and sessions are structured specific to those needs. Such skills may include conversation skills, eye contact, joint attention, listening, expressing feelings, cooperative play, etc.
ABA is offered at the Kiddos’ Clubhouse Alpharetta location.