Applied Behavior Analysis

Children’s Therapy Connections has created a multidisciplinary treatment approach like no other. Using evidenced based techniques, our experience multidisciplinary team deliver a treatment model that integrates the most effective approaches for the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory processing disorder and communication delays. Our “Collaborative Connections Program” addresses the whole spectrum of needs that a child with Autism experiences.

This integrated approach creates a customized program that is essential to your child’s rehabilitation. Our experienced and knowledgeable team of BCBA’s, BCaBA’s, Behavior Technician’s, Occupational, Speech and Physical Therapists tailor fit and execute a functionally based treatment plan specific to your child’s needs. If your child is already receiving OT and Speech at CTC, incorporating ABA is the next step to be part of the Collaborative Connections Program. If your child is receiving ABA, incorporating OT and Speech at CTC is the next step for your child to be part of the Collaborative Connections Program.

Our mission is for your child to reach their fullest potential, and the Collaborative Connections Program embraces the essential practices needed for your child to reach their optimal potential.

Call CTC today at 708-226-9200 to get your child started in this innovative program.

ABA is a scientific discipline among the helping professions that focuses on the analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation of social and other environmental modifications to produce meaningful changes in human behavior. ABA includes the use of direct observation, measurement, and functional analysis of the relations between environment and behavior. ABA uses changes in environmental events, including antecedent stimuli and consequences, to produce practical and significant changes in behavior. These relevant environmental events are usually identified through a variety of specialized assessment methods. ABA is based on the fact that an individual’s behavior is determined by past and current environmental events in conjunction with organic variables such as their genetic endowment and physiological variables. Thus, when applied to ASD, ABA focuses on treating the problems of the disorder by altering the individual’s social and learning environments.

ABA is the applied use of behavioral principles to everyday situations with the goal of either increasing or decreasing targeted behaviors. How this translates into practical application will depend on the specific situation. Nevertheless, all ABA programs share similar components: discrete trial teaching, programming for generalization to the natural environment, reinforcement, prompting and fading strategies, and outcome-based decision-making.

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