TWV serves children and adults with behavioral challenges

What is ABA?
Behavior Analysis is the scientific study of behavior. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the application of the principles of learning and motivation from Behavior Analysis, and the procedures and technology derived from those principles, to the solution of problems of social significance. Many decades of research have validated treatments based on ABA.

The Report of the MADSEC Autism Task Force (2000) provides a succinct description, put together by an independent body of experts:
Over the past 40 years, several thousand published research studies have documented the effectiveness of ABA across a wide range of:

  • populations (children and adults with mental illness, developmental disabilities and learning disorders)
  • interventionists (parents, teachers and staff)
  • settings (schools, homes, institutions, group homes, hospitals and business offices), and
  • behaviors (language; social, academic, leisure and functional life skills; aggression, selfinjury, oppositional and stereotyped behaviors)

Applied behavior analysis is the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree, and to demonstrate that the interventions employed are responsible for the improvement in behavior (Baer, Wolf & Risley, 1968; Sulzer-Azaroff & Mayer, 1991).


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The entire treatment team, including all caregivers is invited to participate in regular “clinic meetings” designed to review the child’s progress, train on new techniques and add lessons to the program. We also provide school shadowing services so children have the support they need.


The Teen Services Program is flexible and can be tailored to individuals with a broad range of needs. As children enter adolescence, it becomes increasingly important to deliver a targeted curriculum comprised of carefully prioritized, customized skill targets.


Participants will acquire a set of specifically-targeted skills to help them increase functioning in daily life, develop vocational and social skills, and integrate into their communities. This program is based on a hierarchy of skills, where each phase must be successfully completed before moving on to the next.


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