Applied Behavior Analysis

Autism is a neurologically-based developmental disorder that makes learning very difficult.

Many children with autism do not learn through imitation, do not acquire speech through exposure to language, may not learn from their brothers and sisters how to play with toys, and may not be able to make friends easily. All of these skills must be carefully broken down into small steps and taught.

Why is Autism Called a Spectrum Disorder?

Autism is called a spectrum disorder because people with autism display a wide range of skill deficits. They are at the same time remarkably different and similar. Each child with autism has unique educational needs and challenges: educators’ tailor their teaching to those specific needs.

At REED, we see the potential in every child and know that every person with autism is capable of learning. Through the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) we teach foundational, academic and functional life skills through individualized instructional programs.

How Does ABA Help Children With Autism?

Research has shown that children with autism are capable of learning and developing functional behaviors. The science of ABA provides the means for effective teaching of individuals on the autism spectrum. There is a vast body of compelling scientific evidence demonstrating that ABA teaching procedures are effective and have the potential to dramatically and permanently improve the lives of people with autism.

ABA is the only scientifically-based methodology that is endorsed by the U.S. Surgeon General and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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