ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) is one of the few scientifically proven methods which can produce comprehensive and lasting improvements in many important skill areas for most people with autism, regardless of their age. We quote; "No other treatment for autism offers comparable evidence of effectiveness" (Lovaas& Smith, 1989; Schreibman, 1988).
This method is seldom implemented among gifted children with 2e as they are fast learners and get bored easily.
ABA as a method of behavioural intervention to treat children with autism was pioneered in the late 1960s and 1970s by Dr. Ivar Lovaas at UCLA. Dr. Lovaas and his graduate students developed a curriculum based on clearly defined, repeated skills to teach a target skill. Success is heavily reliant on the use of rewards. Through the use of rewards, the therapist consistently reward or reinforce desired behaviours and ignore, redirect or discourage inappropriate behaviour. Our programs are designed to suit the individual child as no two children are the same.
ABA is based on the following;
• One-on-one Teaching - Therapist and child working together
• Skills are broken down into small manageable steps and rewards are used to motivate the child
• Intensity (min of 20 hours a week)
• Individualised Program:
• Data is collected regularly to access your child´s progress. The data directs future program