Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the scientific approach of applying techniques to change socially significant behavior.
ABA is considered an evidence-based best practice treatment by the US Surgeon General and by the American Psychological Association.
“Evidence based” means that ABA has passed scientific tests of its usefulness, quality, and effectiveness. ABA therapy includes many different techniques. All of these techniques focus on antecedents (what happens before a behavior occurs) and on consequences (what happens after the behavior).
More than 20 studies have established that intensive and long-term therapy using ABA principles improves outcomes for many but not all children with autism. “Intensive” and “long term” refer to programs that provide 25 to 40 hours a week of therapy for 1 to 3 years. These studies show gains in intellectual functioning, language development, daily living skills and social functioning.
Decreasing maladaptive behaviors
Teaching replacement behaviors
Social skills training
Functional communication training
Skill acquisition programs
Independent living skills
We currently provide services in home, schools, and out in the community for Hillsborough County:
Brandon, Riverview, Lithia, Seffner & Valrico
Currently accepting Medicaid, TriCare, Cigna, Aetna, Humana, Sunshine Health, WellCare and
Services available in English, Spanish and Portuguese
We use a variety of tools to target an individual's specific needs:
Essentials for Living