Applied Behavior Analysis

Your People’s Care Behavioral Health team will utilize Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in the treatment of multiple developmental and learning disorders, including autism. ABA is the science of behavior used to design interventions that will have a positive and socially significant impact on a person’s life. Your treatment team will be lead by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) beginning with a individualized assessment and treatment plan.​

Why is ABA right for my family?

ABA has been validated through decades of research and is a substantially effective treatment of developmental and learning disorders.

“Applied behavior analysis 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; Sulzer-Azaroff & Mayer, 1991).

Significant behaviors that your team will address include:

  • Communication and language development
  • Social Skills
  • Play Skills
  • Adaptive Living Skills
  • School Skills and Readiness
  • Community Based skills

Addressed Behaviors:

  • Tantrums
  • Aggression
  • Self-Injurious Behavior
  • Non-Compliance
  • Elopement
  • Self-Stimulatory Behavior