Behavior therapy is often recommended for children on the Autism spectrum with behavioral concerns. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an approach that introduces techniques to bring about meaningful and positive changes in behavior. ABA is also beneficial for typical children that experience difficulty at various stages of development including oppositional times during adolescence.
Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) provide functional behavioral assessments, analyze data, write and revise behavior treatment plans, train others to implement treatment plans, and overseeing the implementation of treatment plans. Behavior Analysts provide services to clients with a variety of needs, including extinguishing problem behaviors (e.g., aggression, self-injurious behavior, avoidance /non-compliance), improving skill deficit areas (e.g., communication, adaptive behavior, self help), and improving organization skills and independence (e.g., time management).