AN EARLY INTERVENTION APPROACH
Applied Behavior Analysis
Bay Area Behavioral Group
6920 Santa Teresa Boulevard, Suite 101
San Jose, CA 95119
BABG's Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program is based from the principles of social learning theory, operant conditioning, and classical conditioning to modify, mold and curve maladaptive behaviors. ABA is a methodology that applies scientific interventions to address behavioral needs, while understanding the occurrence of each behavior. BABG's ABA program is based on the the basic foundations through 6 domains to address core deficits, while fostering age appropriate development.
BABG's ABA Program Focuses on 6 Unique Domains:
1. Expressive Language
Expressive language is the use of words, sentences, and gestures to communicate with others. Expressive language skills include being able to label objects in the environment, describe actions and events, while focusing on phonemes, morphemes, syntax and semantics to put words together in sentences.
2. Receptive Language
Receptive language is the ability to understand words and language. It involves gaining information and meaning from routine visual information within the environment, sounds, and words concepts. It’s the ability to understand and comprehend other’s intent, needs and wants.
3. Pragmatic Communication
Pragmatic Communication is using communication for social purposes, such as greeting and sharing information, in a manner that is appropriate for the social context such as rules for conversation and storytelling, taking turns in conversation, and knowing how to use verbal and nonverbal signals to regulate interaction.
4. Adaptive Skills
Adaptive or self-help skills are skills or tasks that build independence, self-esteem, and increase the likelihood that a child will be successful in developing skills that will lead to independence and to reduce self-help deficits that are placing undue burden on parents and the community.
Maladaptive behaviors can range from minor to severe behaviors that can either be tolerable and safe or be harmful to an individual and the people around them. Types of maladaptive behaviors entails: Ritualistic Behavior, Self-Injurious Behavior, Tantrum Behavior, Aggressive Behavior, Stereotypical Behavior, and Maladaptive Behavior.
6. Parent Training/Consultation
Parent training is individualized to the needs of each family. BABG understands that autism and related disorders do not affect just one person in the family, but that it affects the entire family. As part of treatment, BABG provides parent training and consultation to help parents address deficits in their child’s daily functioning to increase functional skills and development.