Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a science that studies human behavior. An ABA intervention seeks to uncover variables within an individual’s environment that might be influencing socially significant behavior in order to help devise a systematic approach to help facilitate positive behavior change.

ABA programs are based on empirical research that guide a complex intervention plan and CDM is committed to providing empirically validated services based on the principles of behavior to help improve behaviors for children diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities.

CDM’s ABA program has been designed to provide each client with an individualized and comprehensive program. CDM recognizes that every individual is unique and therefore customizes interventions and programming to meet the specific needs of every client served. Furthermore, CDM believes that effective behavioral interventions are comprehensive, which utilize a variety of teaching methods and applications of ABA to best support each client.

In order to provide effective and quality services for our clients, CDM focuses on targeting two areas:

1. Clinical programming to increase skill development

2. Behavior Intervention and modification techniques to decrease aberrant behaviors that may impede learning

CDM intervenes by addressing the socially unacceptable behaviors by teaching more appropriate skills to replace the unwanted behaviors. Often times individuals who engage in inappropriate behaviors do so because they do not have the appropriate skill set to access their environment effectively. It is CDM’s mission to target inappropriate behaviors and skill deficits in order to teach our clients how to access their environment effectively, which in turn will help to foster a more independent and healthy lifestyle.

What to expect from CDM’s ABA Program

  • Dedicated clinical team to provide intense one-on-one instruction
  • A comprehensive assessment of behavior excesses and deficits to guide treatment and programming
  • A variety of contemporary, evidenced-based teaching methods including Natural Environment Training (NET), Discrete Trial Training (DTT), Errorless Learning (EL), Verbal Behavior Approach (AVB), Incidental Teaching, Pivotal Response Training (PRT), Functional Communication Training (FCT)
  • Monthly team meetings with ABA clinical team and family/caregivers to discuss programming and progress
  • Committed and credentialed professionals dedicated to working with each client
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) overseeing all programs