Applied Behavior Analysis
The field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based practice that has its roots in learning and behavior. It is the science of human behavior with a focus on socially significant behaviors-the behaviors that matter to you. ABA examines what is happening in the immediate environment that is contributing to the occurrence of a specific behavior. Today, ABA is used in a variety of settings to help change behavior. You will find principles of behavior analysis used in classrooms, environmental science, health and fitness, language acquisition, gerontology, parenting, and countless other areas! All behavior analysts must go through rigorous training including coursework, clinical hours, and passing an exam to become board certified, ensuring the highest quality of care for the families they work with.
ABA with Family Initiative
Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts have worked with thousands of families throughout Southwest Florida to provide tools and techniques to help them reduce behavior concerns and help teach appropriate behaviors. ABA is the single most effective treatment for children with Autism Spectrum and the only treatment shown to lead to substantial, lasting improvements in the lives of children with autism. Over 1,000 peer-reviewed, scientific autism articles describe ABA successes, leading to the National Institute of Health and the Association for Science in Autism Treatment to endorse the method along with the U.S. Surgeon General.
At Family Initiative, families come first. Our clinicians work alongside your family to provide exceptional services that fit your life. We are committed to developing an individualized plan that is successful for your child and your family. If you are ready to create positive change, give us a call today.