What is Applied Behavioral Analysis?
Animate Behavior provides effective evidence-based interventions, based in the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA.) Close guidance from our team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) creates a heightened level of clinical integrity and enables the most impactful results in client behavior.
Our team of highly experienced clinicians ensures that each individual has a tailored plan which addresses their specific needs and reinforces pro-social behavior. Goals are determined collaboratively between our clinical team and your family. Data is collected through our state-of-the-art digital platform is used for ongoing evaluation and honing of the program. Below is a list of the services we currently provide:
ABA Therapy – 1:1 Services
Our 1:1 services are provided within a comprehensive or focused treatment model. Comprehensive treatment is recommended for individuals with challenging behaviors and skill deficits across multiple developmental areas (i.e. tantrum, aggression, decreased social skills, decreased self-help skills, and decreased communication skills).
Weekly hours range from 20 –40 hours per week, depending on assessment results and ongoing clinical recommendations. Focused treatment is recommended for individuals with minimal challenging behaviors and skills that need to be acquired within one developmental area (i.e. challenging tantrum behavior with skills lacking in pragmatic communication but receptive, expressive, and self-help skills do not impact daily functioning). The focus of intervention is on increasing socially significant skills
ABA Therapy – Early Intervention Behavior Intensive (EIBI) Center Services
EIBI center services are the optimal programming for children aged 0 – 5 years old, that are not enrolled in an educational setting. This model focuses on providing a structure similar to school, to help prepare your child for a traditional classroom environment (i.e. circle time, group activities and instructions, a focus on transitions between activities, and group behavior management). This program runs 9am – 2pm, Monday to Friday. Learning objectives and support will be based on your child’s individual needs.
ABA Therapy – Social Skills Services
Social skills groups are focused on building up specific social skills within a small group environment. Depending on the age of the client, the content of the social skills groups will vary. Formal social skills groups are designed to introduce social skills in a way that children can learn what the skill is, situations they might utilize the skill, and practice the skill with feedback from staff and peers. Research supports the use of group rules and structured teaching within skill deficit themes (i.e. one session focused on salutations, when, and how to use). Social skills groups may be recommended in addition to or independent of other treatment models.
Applied behavior analysis (ABA) aims to improve socially important behavior by using interventions that are based upon principles of learning theory and that have been evaluated in experiments using reliable and objective measurement. Consultation includes the following: assessment of needs, proposed objectives and related timelines, recommended trainings associated with needs, and on-going data collection and analysis by one of our valued clinical team members. We are available to consult for schools, organizations, and anyone or agency looking to make long term changes.