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What Is ABA

ABA therapy is a type of therapy that helps children with autism learn new skills and decrease problem behaviors. It uses techniques that are based on how people learn, like rewards and positive reinforcement. ABA therapy focuses on teaching things like talking, playing, and taking care of themselves, while also working on reducing behaviors like tantrums or hitting.

At Impact Behavior Therapy, we use Contemporary ABA

What is Contemporary ABA?

Contemporary ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) is an updated approach to therapy that focuses on the well-being and individual needs of the child. It emphasizes positive reinforcement and meaningful learning experiences to help children with autism develop essential skills and behaviors.

In contemporary ABA, therapists work closely with parents and caregivers to create a supportive environment for the child's growth and development.


The therapy focuses on building a strong and positive relationship between the child and therapist, making learning enjoyable and engaging.

Instead of just trying to change behaviors, contemporary ABA looks at the reasons behind those behaviors. It aims to understand the child's perspective and address any underlying challenges they may be facing. Therapists use a variety of teaching methods, such as play-based activities and naturalistic approaches, to teach new skills in a fun and interactive way.

Contemporary ABA also emphasizes the child's independence and autonomy. It focuses on teaching practical skills that can help them navigate daily life, such as communication, social interactions, self-care, and problem-solving. The therapy strives to empower the child, helping them gain confidence and become more independent.

Overall, contemporary ABA puts the child's well-being and individual needs at the forefront, fostering a positive and supportive learning environment to help them reach their full potential.

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