What is Applied Behavior Analysis?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a evidence-based approach to understanding behavior and learning and is a therapy that focuses on improving specific behaviors that are involved in daily life activities. The goal of ABA therapy at Beehave Therapies is to establish and enhance important behaviors and to correct disadvantageous behaviors.
ABA therapy can help:
How does ABA therapy work?
Applied Behavior Analysis involves many interventions for understanding and changing behavior. ABA is a flexible therapy that:
We focus on: Positive Reinforcement
What Does an ABA Program Involve?
Planning and Ongoing Assessment
The behavior technician teaches each goal, from simple (example: putting on a shoe) to more complex (example: tying shoes).
The Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and behavior technicians measure progress through collecting data in each therapy session. Data helps the team monitor a person’s progress toward their goals on an ongoing basis.
The BCBA regularly meets with family members and team members to review information about progress. They can then plan and adjust teaching plans and goals as needed.
ABA Techniques and Philosophy
Who provides ABA services?
A board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA) provides ABA therapy services.
ABA therapy programs also involve Behavior technicians, or registered behavior technicians (RBTs). These individuals are trained and supervised by the BCBA. They work directly with children and adults to practice skills and work toward the individual goals written by the BCBA.
To learn more, see the Behavior Analyst Certification Board website.
What is the evidence that ABA works?
Is ABA covered by insurance?
Sometimes. Many types of private health insurance are required to cover ABA services.
Effective July 2018, children and young adults (ages 0-21) in California identified with behavioral health needs and/or any developmental disabilities qualify for treatment services.