ABA

  • Dr. Melissa Switzer BCBA-D

Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a research based system of instruction. It uses the principles of reinforcement, prompting, shaping and fading to facilitate learning and behavioral change. The goal of an ABA program is to develop a person’s skill set and abilities in a manner that is data driven, but also fun for the individual.

ABA programs are tailored to the unique abilities and interest of the individual. Each person receiving ABA therapy will have a treatment plan that is individualized to best fit their needs.  Interventions will be designed using assessment tools and progress will be monitored through the interpretation of the data, as well as routine ongoing assessments.

The success of any ABA program is a cooperative effort. Program design and monitoring should be conducted by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), while also involving the participation of the family and loved ones that surround an individual.

Behavioral Foundations offers ABA services to the areas of Knoxville, Farragut, Maryville, Oak Ridge, Crossville, Lenoir City, Loudon, and Kingston.