What is ABA?
How does it help?
Behavior (at least in the scientific sense) isn't good or bad.... it's how we interact with each other and our world. It is a learned skill and children on the Autism Spectrum or other behavior-related disorders (ADHD, ODD, etc) often struggle to learn how to interact with the world around them. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientifically proven, structured teaching technique, that utilizes what happens before a behavior AND what happens right after a behavior to help reduce some behaviors and encourage others.
Behavior that is reinforced tends to be repeated, and behavior that is not reinforced will often decrease and often, will cease.
WHY WE CHOOSE A PLAY-BASED MODEL: Not all ABA is created equal… we chose a home-like environment for TAG because we believe it reduces anxiety, makes learning more fluid, and better allows kids to be kids. The play-based model captures a child’s natural interests and utilizes positive reinforcers to teach new skills and makes learning fun while building relationships.
Research suggests that almost half of children receiving intensive ABA therapy will achieve typical intellectual and educational functioning and up to 90% show substantial improvement when coupled with early intervention.
TAG is committed to bringing more ABA resources to east Texas families including our play-based ABA center in Nacogdoches, as well as support for parents and siblings, diagnostic resources and fostering community education and understanding.
If you are interested in more information please reach out! We would love to hear from you!
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