What Is ABA?

Behavior analysis is the scientific study of behavior. The underlying philosophy of behavior analysis is behaviorism; the idea that a science of behavior, and therefore behavior change, is possible (Baum). Through direct observation of behavior and manipulation of the environment, behavior can be changed. Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the application of the principles of behavior analysis with the goal of changing socially significant behaviors.
- Baer, Wolf & Risley, 1968

For over four decades, behavioral scientists have been observing, measuring, and changing behaviors, publishing the results in peer-reviewed journals, and contributing to the development of skills for individuals of different ages and with varying diagnoses.

ABA 4 Autism provides applied behavior analysis (ABA therapy) to children, adolescents, and adults throughout Northern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire in home, community, school, and clinic-based environments. Programs are individually designed and are based on B.F. Skinner’s (1957) analysis of verbal behavior. Programs are designed and overseen by a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or Board-Certified Associate Behavior Analyst (BCaBA). ABA 4 Autism is unique in that additional support is provided to therapists and families by graduate-level case managers who are pursuing board certification.

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Our Mission

At ABA 4 Autism, our "product" is human potential. Using the well-established principles of the science of behavior analysis, we help people to achieve their full potential.

We believe that through collaboration, training, and empathetic and caring instruction, all people can achieve their goals and lead enriching lives. Our mission is to empower people: our clients, families, and employees alike. We provide high-quality therapeutic services based on decades of behavior analytic literature. Our unique supervision model gives families more time with qualified senior therapists and case managers who provide support with an emphasis on assisting families in navigating the oftentimes challenging world of providing for a family member with special needs.

How We Can Help

We use the principles of applied behavior analysis to ensure that treatments are evidence-based, data-driven, scientifically validated, and conceptually systematic.

We utilize certified professionals (BCBAs) to oversee program design and implementation. Individualized, in-depth assessments are conducted by our clinical staff to ensure that treatments and goals are designed with each unique child's strengths and needs in mind.

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