Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)
A Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) is a comprehensive process that helps to identify a specific behavior, its function, and what factors reinforce it. FBA guides the development and selection of the appropriate treatment. FBA includes a definition of target behavior, observable data and its collection, and an intervention plan to change or eliminate the behavior.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Applied Behavior Analysis is a scientiﬁc approach for identifying environmental variables that inﬂuence behavior of social signiﬁcance. It is the philosophy of experimentally demonstrated laws in creating, changing, or eliminating a behavior. ABA is intended to systematically developing a functionally related methodology to program behavior change.
Parent Training is an important component of any successful treatment program. For a child with autism, parent/caregiver participation can be instrumental in the child’s success. During Parent Training, parents and caregivers learn to identify the 4 Functions of Behaviors, what environmental variables encourage a particular behavior to manifest and how to modify the same variables to promote behavior change. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate in their child’s therapy sessions as this is one of the best way to directly observe skills as they are being taught and receive coaching and feedback.