Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis

Bancroft is a leader in the use of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Through our ABA Center of Excellence, we develop a continual pipeline of clinical experts who are highly trained and offer some of the most innovative care in the region.

What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

ABA is an effective, evidence-based treatment for individuals with autism. The specialized treatment enables children and adults to overcome challenging behaviors and connect with their world, and includes individualized strategies to meet each person’s unique needs. 

Behavior Analysis is the science of human behavior. Applied Behavior Analysis is the application of this scientific approach to improve socially significant behaviors and assist those living with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities in learning and engaging with their community. ABA is an evidence-based approach that helps individuals live their best lives. 

Bancroft’s extensive and passionate team of Board Certified Behavioral Analysts (BCBA) use an individualized approach to reducing challenging behaviors and building skills that help those in our care have a better quality of life. Whether an individual is being supported in our renowned Lindens program, is a student at The Bancroft School, or is an adult transitioning into the community, ABA is the gold standard of treatment and is integrated throughout each program.

A young boy sits at his desk with a tablet and it smiling. An ABA Specialist is standing next to him also smiling.

What to Expect

Bancroft’s clinical teams will:

  1. Evaluate where a person is now
  2. Determine which behaviors require change
  3. Set goals and expected outcomes
  4. Establish ways to measure changes and improvements
  5. Teach new skills and/or learn how to avoid negative behaviors
  6. Regularly review progress

ABA Center of Excellence

Bancroft’s skilled clinical experts are highly trained and offer some of the most advanced care in the region. Through our continuum of care, we work with individuals and their families to develop individualized treatment plans to meet each person where they are.

Paraprofessional helping a child put on her shoes. They are in a bedroom and the child is sitting on her bed. She has blonde short hair and a blue shirt. Her walls are purple.

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