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What is ABA?


Understanding ABA

Applied Behavior Analysis is a scientific discipline that examines how behavior functions within different environments and contexts. It emphasizes the use of principles derived from learning theory to bring about meaningful and lasting behavioral change. ABA is widely recognized for its effectiveness in a diverse range of applications, from helping individuals with autism spectrum disorders to enhancing educational settings and workplace environments.


Assent-Based Procedures

One of the cornerstones of modern ABA is the incorporation of assent-based procedures. This innovative approach places individuals at the center of their own therapeutic journey, fostering a sense of empowerment and autonomy. Assent-based procedures involve engaging individuals in the decision-making process, allowing them to express preferences and make informed choices about their interventions. This not only enhances motivation and engagement but also respects the individual's voice and agency throughout the treatment process.


The Team Approach

ABA is a collaborative endeavor that thrives on the expertise and insights of a multidisciplinary team. Our approach recognizes the importance of a diverse group of professionals working together to create a holistic intervention plan. This team may include behavior analysts, speech therapists, educators, family members, and other relevant specialists. By pooling together a wealth of knowledge, skills, and perspectives, the team ensures that interventions are customized to the individual's unique needs and goals, fostering a more comprehensive and effective treatment experience.


Our Commitment

At Arc Light BHC we are committed to harnessing the power of ABA to make a positive impact on individuals' lives. Our approach goes beyond traditional methodologies by embracing assent-based procedures and a collaborative team approach. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to flourish, and we are dedicated to creating a supportive and empowering environment where individuals can thrive and achieve their goals.

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