In 2008, Touro University Nevada saw an unmet need in the Southern Nevada – providing therapy services for children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities.
Children 18 months to 12 years of age can receive applied behavioral analysis (ABA) services for a wide range of developmental issues.
Applied Behavioral Analysis
Research has indicated that Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is one of the most clinically proven, evidence-based interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. ABA is the science dedicated to understanding and improving socially significant behaviors using a variety of tools such as Discrete Trial Training, Naturalistic Intervention, and Pivotal Response Training.
By working closely with families, ABA can reduce problem behaviors and increase social and communication skills. Applied Behavior Analysis can help with:
- Reducing problem behaviors including tantrums and outbursts, disruptive behaviors, stereotypic behaviors, and self-injurious behaviors
- Providing parent strategies and trainings
- Increasing appropriate adaptive behaviors
- Improving language and communication
- Developing social skills
- Improving academic skills
- Enhancing self-help skills