Chances are, that if you are a parent of a child with special needs, you may have heard of ABA or Applied Behavior Analysis. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific approach to understanding behavior. The term behavior refers to skills and actions needed to talk, play, and live. While these principles impact everyone each day, they can be applied systematically through interventions to help individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other developmental conditions learn how to apply new skills in their daily lives.
The ultimate goal of ABA is to establish and enhance socially important behaviors including communicating more effectively and specifically, learning how to have more focus, and assisting with self-harming behaviors or tantrums.
Join us for this free program to learn more about ABA and some tips on how you can implement some of these skills at home (plus, you’ll probably find that you’re already doing it and don’t even know it)!
Bio on Presenter:
Helen Nagle completed her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis. Helen has worked as a home-based behavioral therapist, overseen home-based programs, designed training protocols for ABA therapists and supervisors, and consulted with families, community stakeholders and schools. Her interests include verbal behavior, improving the functioning and quality of life for children and adults with developmental or acquired disabilities, and the development of public learning platforms for community members to better understand positive behavioral support programming/techniques.