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Applied Behaviour Analysis

Applied Behaviour Analysis

At Leda ESC we have multiple staff members trained to deliver our ABA Program:

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a field of psychology that focuses on applying learning theories to different people and situations. One specific application of these techniques is early, intensive intervention for children with autism.

Three decades of research have demonstrated the effectiveness of ABA principles for children with autism. Teaching techniques based on ABA have been shown to significantly improve the abilities of children with autism to learn and develop a range of new skills.

The techniques of ABA are grounded in science. Some of the hallmarks of ABA include:

  • Breaking complex tasks into smaller tasks that can be taught more easily
  • Providing repeated opportunities to learn and master new skills
  • Using reinforcement procedures to assist in the acquisition of new skills
  • Understanding the functions of behaviours (e.g. communication, attention seeking, avoidance, etc.) and developing programs to meet the child’s needs
  • Making objective, data driven decisions to guide our evaluations of treatment progress •Utilising effective teaching techniques, such as discrete trial teaching (DTT)

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