The professionals and staff of ABA Psychological Services, P.C. are committed to providing the highest quality therapy based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to children and adults with autism. Our goal is for individuals with autism to acquire the skills necessary to reach their highest potential while striving for behavioral and personal independence.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a science based on the understanding of behavior and how to improve it. For children and adults with autism, ABA uses methods of learning and training to decrease problem behavior and replace it with appropriate and desirable behavior. Our focus is on skills that are necessary for success in life. These include communication skills, toileting, skills for personal self-care, academic skills, social skills, independent living skills, work skills, and skills necessary for the self-control of emotions such as anger and frustration.
ABA is supported by more scientific research than any other treatment for autism. Since the 1960s,
hundreds of research studies have proven the effectiveness of ABA in teaching important life skills and
reducing problem behavior in children and adults who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
The tremendous amount of scientific evidence documenting the benefits of ABA in the treatment of children and adults with autism has led a number of prestigious organizations to endorse the effectiveness of ABA, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Academy of Sciences, and the New York State Department of Health. The U.S. Surgeon General’s Committee has reported that “thirty years of research has demonstrated the efficacy of applied behavioral methods in reducing inappropriate behavior and in increasing communication, learning, and appropriate social behavior.”