What is Behavior Therapy?
Behavior Therapy, or Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is simply the application of behavioral principles, to everyday situations, that will, over time, given the correct interventions increase or decrease targeted behaviors.

When should I seek out ABA services for my child?
ABA is an appropriate therapy for a variety of populations. At Austin Behavior Associates, we specialize in working with individuals of all ages, from 18 months through adulthood. While our BCBAs have vast experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, we also work with individuals with a variety of developmental disabilities and mental health disorders, which are listed below:
Angelmans Syndrome
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Cerebral Palsy
Developmental Delays
Down Syndrome
Emotional Behavior Disorder
Fragile X
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Prader Willi Syndrome
Sensory Processing Disorder
Speech Delays

Behavior Therapy may help if your child has any of the following problem behaviors or symptoms:

Is the behavior threatening the health or safety of themselves or others?
Temper Tantrums
Verbal and Physical Aggression
Property Destruction
Self-injurious Behavior
Running away or eloping

Is this behavior a barrier to his/her ability to remain in a natural environment and/or participate with his/her family or community?
Self-injurious Behavior
Difficulty accepting ‘no,’ transitioning, waiting, tolerating changes to routine
Repetitive and Self-stimulatory Behavior
Lack of understanding of social cues
Language Delays
Attention Problems
Self-regulation and coping problems

Is their absence of appropriate adaptive, social or functional skills?
Social Skills
Self-regulation and coping problems
Language Delays
Social, play, functional daily living skills, and fine/gross motor skill deficits
Difficulty accepting ‘no,’ transitioning, waiting, tolerating changes to routine
Executive Functioning and self-management