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Applied Behavior Analysis

Family First provides consultation that is based in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) using trained and certified practitioners.

ABA is the only empirically-validated treatment for developmental disabilities that has been proven effective in studies with these populations, and as such, it is increasingly being recognized by insurers as a covered benefit in managed care plans.

About Behavior Analysis

Behavior analysis is a school of psychology based upon the foundations and principles of behaviorism, a theory of learning based upon the idea that all behaviors are acquired through conditioning. Conditioning occurs through interaction with the environment. According to behaviorism, behavior can be studied in a systematic and observable manner.

Behavior analysis has proven to be a particularly effective learning tool for helping children with autism or developmental delays acquire and maintain new skills. These treatments include the Lovaas Method and ABA (applied behavior analysis) and utilize techniques such as discrete trial training. The basic principles of behavior medication are often adapted for use in educational settings, the workplace, and childcare.

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