Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a type of therapy that primarily focuses on improving specific behaviours, such as reading, speaking, social skills, and academics. It also focuses on adaptive learning skills, such as fine motor dexterity, hygiene, and grooming.
At PediGym, our primary objective of this therapy is to increase behaviours that are helpful and decrease behaviours that are harmful or affect learning. ABA therapy is used to –
Increase language and communication skills
Improve focus, attention, memory, social skills and academics
Increase behaviours that are helpful in learning
Decrease behaviours that are harmful in learning
Patients Age Range for Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
ABA works with patients of all ages but it is best to start when the child is between 2 to 6 years old.
What conditions can be treated with ABA Therapy?
ABA therapy is considered as the gold-standard treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other developmental conditions. It is also used for treating many other conditions, including:
Substance use disorder
Cognitive impairment after brain injury
Borderline personality disorder
Anxiety and related conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder and phobia
What is the role of a Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and Therapist?
The role of the Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) is to understand the needs, interests and skills of the child and designs a program that helps them gain different skills – from a healthier lifestyle to learning a new language.
The Behaviour Analyst does a detailed assessment of each child with the help of the family members to come up with specific treatment goals. The Behaviour Analyst writes the goal based on the age and ability level of the child. Goals include many different skill areas, such as:
Communication and language
Self-Help (eating, swallowing, bathing and toileting)
Learning and academic skills
Once the detailed assessment is done by the Behaviour Analyst (BCBA), the therapist follows the Goal and create an instruction plan. Which are further broken down into small and easy to follow steps. The therapist teaches each step one by one, from simple to more complex.
The Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and therapist work in tandem and measure the progress by collecting data in each therapy session. This helps them monitor the progress of the child.
Kids won’t feel a thing when using the Kinesio tape
It might feel a bit itchy and uncomfortable when applying the tape; we suggest you keep it for three days for most total effects. Once the tape is removed, it does not stick to the skin. Removing the rape is easy when it’s wet; however, we tend to apply olive oil on the tap and let it soak in.
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