~ a brilliant scientist
Like a brilliant scientist, we at QBC like to think of ABA as simply “common sense refined scientifically.” Excellent parents, teachers, counselors and clinicians for centuries, have carried many of the core principles of ABA out. However, what makes ABA unique is that these principles are refined, perfected and put to scientific tests to precisely match our client’s unique gifts and challenges as well as conform to their specific settings.
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What is ABA?
ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) is the science of successfully shaping behavior for the good of the client.
How do we use ABA in varied setting?
ABA recognizes that individuals may act in different ways in different settings and around different people (parents, teachers, peers, siblings, etc.). ABA works by studying these different environments scientifically and creating a plan based on the scientific analysis of the specific contexts a client finds himself or herself in.
Functional Behavioral Analysis (FBA)
FBAs are not only used to devise strategies for the good of the client. Moreover, these strategies are themselves tested as the client learns and grows and are refined and perfected in light of new evidence.
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We recognize that all clients are different. Therefore, all strategies are tested in light of evidence so that they can be refined and precisely tailored to meet the needs of our clients.
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What research supports ABA as an effective tool in developmental disabilities?
ABA is the only approach for developmental disabilities that has been rigorously tested to show that it works. Although other programs may have anecdotal support (success stories from individual clients), only ABA as of yet can show a conclusive and detailed track record of success.
How is ABA effective?
ABA is simple and practical. Like many scientific approaches, ABA professionals have a specialized terminology or jargon. However, all of ABA’s principles and strategies rely on a core set of principles that can be communicated in simple terms and used by clients, parents, and teachers in order to reach a client’s goals. Again ABA is simply “common sense refined.”
ABA works by applying timeless principles of behavior but in a precise fashion to fit the needs of clients. Furthermore, such tailored strategies are continuously perfected.
ABA can be used to treat varied diagnosis. ABA is methods that can be used to both diminish problem behaviors and develop new skills. Although popularized for its success in treating clients with developmental disabilities, it can be used for (do you want to add something about precision teaching here?) behavioral management of any kind: juvenile delinquency, addiction, eating behavior, and a range of other problem behaviors.
– ABA carefully studies individuals and settings, creates programs specifically designed on those studies, and then tests those programs while they are being implemented. No other therapeutic program can match either ABA’s flexibility or its rigor.
ABA offers parent support. Successful strategies and tactics are not only implemented by ABA tutors but also shared with parents and teachers to allow for maximum effect. After applying ABA principles parents will feel more in control and gain confidence in their ability to manage challenging behaviors.
– ABA can be tailored for use at home, school, the playground and a number of everyday settings. Although drill table exercises may be used to focus on particular skills, it is often the case that clients can improve tremendously simply by incorporating ABA techniques into their everyday routines.