Applied Behavior Analysis can be used to encourage a positive change in behavior for individuals with Autism and other developmental disabilities. Learn more about Applied Behavior Analysis in Kansas City with Aspire Behavioral Solutions.

Are you interested in learning more about Applied Behavior Analysis in Kansas City but don’t know where to start? Aspire Behavioral Solutions provides various interventions based on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and can help you become informed about the use of these effective techniques and principles.

What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

Mother and son playing togetherIn the 1960s, behavior analysts began working with children and adults with autism to learn more about how behavior techniques could be used to encourage functional and appropriate behaviors and help build new skills. For example, they learned that positive reinforcement can be used to increase specific behaviors, and often used various forms of reinforcers (rewards) to promote these positive behavioral changes.

Since that time, Applied Behavior Analysis has been endorsed by the U.S. Surgeon General, and is now known as a safe and effective treatment for autism, with a variety of techniques developed for young children, adolescents, and adults. Methods of Applied Behavior Analysis can be used in a classroom setting by educators, at home with parents and siblings, or at social, group functions like team sports events or parties.

How can I find support for Applied Behavior Analysis in Kansas City?

There are many resources for Applied Behavior Analysis in Kansas City. Your child’s school district may offer Applied Behavior Analysis techniques. You may also wish to join an Autism Support Group, and talk with other parents about procedures they’ve found successful at home. View the Aspire Behavioral Services Events Calendar for a list of upcoming Autism Support Group events and other events around the Kansas City area for children with special needs and their families. Aspire Behavioral Solutions provides a variety of services using Applied Behavioral Analysis in Kansas City. From building basic skills like eye contact, instruction following, and imitation, to help with initiating and maintaining conversations, Aspire Behavioral Solutions looks forward to working with your whole family! You may view our services here, or contact us today to get started.