Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

In order to replace or reduce the onset of inappropriate behaviors, we use Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) methods to address a wide range of behaviors and social skills. Through the use of different strategies, BFA's goal is:

  • Increase on-task behavior, social interactions, and communication skills
  • Development of self-control and self-monitoring methods in order to acquire job-related skills
  • Acquisition of adaptive daily living skills such as toileting, hand washing, and tooth brushing
  • Decrease and replace challenging behaviors (e.g. physical aggression, self-injurious behaviors, fights) with more appropriate behaviors

Some of the teaching methods used at Bright Futures Academy include:

  • Discrete trial training
  • Incidental teaching
  • Prompt fading procedures
  • Task analysis
  • Video modeling
  • Self-monitoring
  • Small group instruction