Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA Therapy)
Hundreds of studies show that ABA Therapy is effective in increasing behaviors and teaching new skills (Goldstein, 2002; Odom et al., 2003; McConnell, 2002). In addition, many studies demonstrate that ABA is effective in reducing problem behavior (Horner et al., 2002). A number of studies also indicate that, when implemented intensively (more than 20 hours per week) and early in life (beginning prior to the age of 4 years), ABA may produce large gains in development and reductions in the need for special services (Smith, 1999).
The United States Surgeon General (1999) concluded, "Thirty years of research demonstrated the efficacy of applied behavioral methods (ABA Therapy) in reducing inappropriate behavior and in increasing communication, learning and appropriate social behavior."
From National Institute of Mental Health, a section of the National Institute of Health:
"Among the many methods available for treatment and education of people with autism, applied behavior analysis (ABA Therapy) has become widely accepted as an effective treatment."
From the American Academy of Pediatrics:
"The effectiveness of ABA-based intervention in ASDs has been well documented through 5 decades of research by using single-subject methodology"... "Children who receive early intensive behavioral treatment have been shown to make substantial, sustained gains in IQ, language, academic performance, and adaptive behavior as well as some measures of social behavior, and their outcomes have been significantly better than those of children in control groups."
Milestones Behavior Consulting, LLC provides ABA Therapy to persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities, and typically developing children with challenging behaviors throughout the state of Alabama. We proudly accept Tricare Insurance and private pay. We also contract our services with schools across Alabama.
Small steps toward miles of progress.
Need ABA Therapy or Training in Your School?
Milestones' Board Certified Behavior Analysts contract with schools throughout the state to provide intensive ABA training to teachers and staff. We also provide supervision toward BCaBA and BCBA Certification.
Contact Ashlie Walker, BCBA at 205-610-9616 or firstname.lastname@example.org
News: Milestones is pleased to announce that we will be providing ABA Therapy and Training in the Enterprise, AL area in January, 2013
Our BCBA's are Tricare Approved Providers
Milestones Behavior Consulting, LLC 3981 Kyle Lane Vestavia Hills, AL 35243 Phone: 205-610-9616 Website: www.milestonesaba.com