What is ABA Therapy?

ABA is a well-developed scientific discipline among the helping professions that focuses on the analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation of social and other environmental modifications to produce meaningful changes in human behavior. ABA includes the use of direct observation, measurement, and functional analysis of the relations between environment and behavior. ABA uses changes in environmental events, including antecedent stimuli and consequences, to produce practical and significant changes in behavior. These relevant environmental events are usually identified through a variety of specialized assessment methods. ABA is based on the fact that an individual’s behavior is determined by past and current environmental events in conjunction with organic variables such as their genetic endowment and physiological variables. Thus, when applied to ASD, ABA focuses on treating the problems of the disorder by altering the individual’s social and learning environments.

The current guidelines are specific to ABA as a behavioral health treatment of ASD. Nevertheless, ABA has also been demonstrated as effective for treating the symptoms of a variety of conditions, including severe destructive behavior, substance abuse, dementia, pediatric feeding disorders, traumatic brain injury, among others.

The successful remediation of core deficits of ASD, and the development or restoration of abilities, documented in hundreds of peer-reviewed studies published over the past 50 years, has made ABA the standard of care for the treatment of ASD (see Appendix B).

The Council of Autism Service Providers (“CASP”), [Online], Ver. 2.0. 2014, 2020. URL: https://casproviders.org/asd-guidelines/

With our staff of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA’s), Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA’s) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT’s), we provide ABA Therapy to children and adults, whether they are typical or atypical, and either diagnosed with Autism or any other developmental delay in Pinellas County, FL. We are here to serve families in Pinellas County who have children exhibiting challenging behaviors or show signs of deficits cognitively and/or behaviorally, through the application of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Mission

Our Mission at Integrated Behavioral Health Solutions, Inc., is to help individuals (humans and animals alike) & organizations reach their optimum level of living, performance and functioning through the application of positive-based scientific treatments.

Clinically:

We work with & teach individuals who are in need, whether the child is typical or diagnosed with a developmental delay, or Autism, to achieve their full potential and the highest quality of life possible. Based on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis, our individualized assessment based programs provide evidence based behavioral assessments, interventions, procedures, and feedback that treat problem behavior. We help those we serve, develop new skills and ensure that our clients can exercise the maximum possible control over their own lives. At IBHS, we teach individuals to live as independent as possible and train/coach parents and caregiver’s alike,  to live in harmony with and teach those we serve. At IBHS, we believe this is the foundation needed to create a wonderful life not only for our client’s but also for those they surround themselves with.

At Integrated Behavioral Health Solutions, Inc, parent and staff training/coaching is a fundamental aspect of our practice. Cooperation between all is important. This enhances the lives of our children, families and ourselves. We will provide you with the necessary knowledge; training and feedback on how to properly implement behavioral procedures. This will help you; navigate through everyday challenges one is faced with, in teaching and training your loved one, which will foster independence in the development of your child, and will help you and your child live a more integrated, cooperative and functional life.

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