What Is ABA Therapy?
The scientific study of behavior is called behavior analysis. ABA therapy, or Applied Behavior Analysis, is a therapy drawn from the science of learning and behavior. Behavior analysis helps people understand how behavior works and changes, how it is affected by one’s environment, and how learning occurs. In these terms, behavior means the actions and skills we use to play, talk, and live. These therapies draw on this theory and seek to apply behavior analysis to everyday, real-life situations and events. The overall goal of ABA therapy, and why we feel it is so important, is because it helps to decrease harmful behaviors and increase helpful behaviors. Through therapy, individuals can learn and practice these helpful behaviors and skills, leading to a better quality of life.
What Are the Benefits of ABA Therapy?
Thousands of published research studies have shown just how effective ABA Therapy is over the span of several decades. This is precisely why we at Lexington Services believe in this therapy and are working to create top-of-the-line ABA therapy resources in Utah. “Where has ABA therapy been shown to be effective?” you might ask. ABA has helped various populations including people living with developmental disabilities, learning disorders, and mental illnesses. This has been used in a wide variety of different settings as well, such as schools, in the home, group homes, hospitals, centers of business, institutions, and more, further solidifying its effectiveness.