Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapy that revolves around research methods and behavior change. The goal of ABA therapy is to assess behavior and create a client specific behavior improvement plan to help that client and family reach the goals in mind. Specific skills ABA targets are requesting, identifying, social skills, independent play skills, imitation, and prerequisite academic skills. Applied behavior analysis help develop socially appropriate and functional behaviors. The programs developed are dependent on the family and child needs. ABA will provide family training that will help the family practice the skills being taught in the home, allowing more experiences to ensure that these skills will be used now and into the future.
Our younger children are exposed to ABA Verbal Therapy training, but we also look for other important skills (for example, toileting, feeding, fine and gross motor) that will help them progress as they enter school and other life opportunities. For our young adult clients, we look at developing pivotal skills (for example, social and communication skills, vocational skills and targeted independence skills) that, when learned, can open up additional experiences in their lives.
Examples of possible skills our ABA program can address:
- Positive Peer/Sibling Interactions (social skills, interactive play skills)
- Self-Help Skills (toileting, dressing, bathing, etc.)
- Fine and Gross Motor Skills
- Play and Leisure Skills
- Life Skills
MetroEHS serves Metro Detroit area clients with conveniently located Pediatric Therapy Centers. Please visit our locations page to view our other Therapy Centers.
Sterling Heights Therapy Center
37980 Commerce Drive, Ste. A
Sterling Heights, MI 48312