The case for Applied Behavior Analysis

If your child has autism, there is a treatment that can bring about transformative change. It’s called Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and it’s our method of choice at AIM Clinics.

If your child has autism, there is a treatment that can bring about transformative change. It’s called Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and it’s our method of choice at AIM Clinics.

What is ABA?

What is ABA?

“Applied Behavior Analysis” is a very long name for a very effective therapy.

ABA immerses your child in a caring, positive environment, where they work one-on-one with a therapist on a treatment schedule specially tailored for them.

ABA can help your child achieve many milestones.

 - Reduce aggression and cope with outbursts

Reduce aggression and cope with outbursts

 - Improve communication and language skills

Improve communication and language skills

 - Play with kids their own age

Play with kids their own age

 - Focus on schoolwork

Focus on schoolwork

 - Get dressed, bathe and brush their teeth

Get dressed, bathe and brush their teeth

Applied Behavior Analysis means results.

Behavioral therapy works by reinforcing and rewarding helpful behaviors that improve learning and communication skills.

Each session is guided by two principles.

Antecedent → response → consequence

ABA is based in cause and effect. Children respond to a therapist’s request, and the therapist guides them toward positive, long-lasting behavioral change.

Positive reinforcement

We can all agree that people like rewards—and children aren’t any different. Over time, the positive encouragement your child experiences reinforces meaningful progress.

ABA in action

Our goal is always happier, healthier kids.

Intensive ABA therapy gives your child the keys to control how they experience and react to the world around them. The things they learn at AIM Clinics will set them up for a bright future.

Our goal is always happier, healthier kids.
How has ABA helped other children?

How has ABA helped other children?

Applied Behavior Analysis is a big time commitment, but more than 20 scientific studies have demonstrated its results.

Both the U.S. Surgeon General and the American Psychological Association consider ABA an “evidence-based best-practice treatment”—meaning the evidence is in: ABA works hard for your child.

Here’s an example.

In a 2006 study, 21 children with autism spectrum disorder received 35–40 hours a week of ABA treatment for three years. Another 21 children took public school and special education classes, but did not receive ABA treatment.

Group receiving ABA therapy - <p>Significantly higher IQ/adaptive behavior scores</p>
<p>17/21 children included in regular education after 3 years</p> Group receiving ABA therapy

Significantly higher IQ/adaptive behavior scores

17/21 children included in regular education after 3 years

Group not receiving ABA therapy - <p>Stagnant IQ/adaptive behavior scores</p>
<p>1/21 children included in regular education after 3 years<br /><br /></p> Group not receiving ABA therapy

Stagnant IQ/adaptive behavior scores

1/21 children included in regular education after 3 years

Read the full study

There are plenty of other studies demonstrating similar amazing results, like this one from 2014.

Redefining the way we think about autism

Redefining the way we think about autism

A child with autism shouldn’t be bound by preconceived notions about the disorder. Small steps forward are happening every day. AIM Clinics can help your child follow in those footsteps.

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