Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is simply a three-step process. First, define the behavior. Second, analyze why it's happening. Third, apply an intervention. Using the principles of reinforcement, our Behavior Analysts design a program to suit the needs of the child. Once the child is successful in the clinic setting, families are taught to use the same techniques for the home and community.
ABA sessions are fun and engaging for the parent and child. At Little Steps, we believe that behavior change is most effective when we find out what the child is communicating through the use of inappropriate behavior. Once we have that established, we teach the child alternative ways to appropriately get their needs met.
Little Steps Behavior Analysts are fortunate to have the expansive resources of the pediatric team (OT, ST and PT) to collaboratively design programs that directly target skill deficits in communication, sensory and/or motor planning. Combining the expertise of this team with behavior strategies, children learn techniques that can be used to directly replace inappropriate behavior.
Pediatric Behavior Therapy
Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) at Little Steps specialize in but are not limited to:
- Down syndrome
Our Behavior Analysis services at Little Steps include but are not limited to:
- Decreasing inappropriate behavior
- Increasing appropriate behavior
- Screening for autism
- Parent training