One of the most common misconceptions about applied behaviour analysis is that it is a methodology that only works for children with autism. In reality, ABA is used within so many aspects of our daily lives. It is scientific principles, which are based on learning theory, that help us to build new behaviour by breaking down larger goals into small and more manageable pieces. ABA is being used to increase your seat belt use, and to keep you scrolling on your phone. It can also be used to decrease tantrums while shopping or to perfect your golf swing and drink more water.
Studies have shown that about 47 percent of children who were involved in intensive behavioral therapies at an early age achieved higher educational performance and IQ levels
ABA is a method of teaching used to improve different skills, such as communication, social skills, poor academics and behavioural issues. ABA is used to support adults and children in a variety of settings, including homes, school, clinics, and workplaces. Here are some conditions that benefit from applied behaviour analysis.
· Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
· Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
· Panic Disorder
· Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
· Down Syndrome
· Rhetts Syndrome
and also typically developing children who just need some guidance!
Our mission, and vision is to improve lives using the evidence based practice of positive behaviour support and ABA. We want these proven methods to be accessible to all parents, caregivers, educators and other professionals. So if you are wondering if you ABA can help you get your child in his car seat without arching his back, it can! If you are struggling to get a full night sleep because your little one doesn’t want to sleep in their bed, we can offer you some great tips to harness the power of ABA in everyday life.