Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a scientific method for changing socially significant behaviors. Treatments that are rooted in the principles of ABA aim to teach individuals appropriate social behaviors, while decreasing the individual’s engagement in problem behaviors.
Using the methods of ABA, we tailor each client’s program to meet his/her individual needs. After an initial assessment, we are able to pinpoint specific target goals to help the individual achieve/master various skills. Goals can target a variety of skills such as (but not limited to):
Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) is a method rooted in the principles of ABA. PRT addresses core symptoms in order to yield positive behavior changes. This type of therapy is implemented in the natural environment and utilizes the client’s motivation as the foundation of the treatment.
During the initial assessment, reinforcer’s are identified in order to develop a program that is highly motivating for the client. Specific target goals (as they relate to the pivotal areas) are then co-constructed with the parent/guardian/client.
Pivotal areas to target include:
A functional behavior assessment (FBA) is a scientific process for identifying the root cause(s) of a target behavior(s). Through the FBA process we will be able to answer the following questions:
The FBA process consists of 2-3 stages:
Stage 1: Indirect assessment
Stage 2: Direct assessment
Stage 3: Functional Analysis (if warranted)
Sunny’s Behavior Services offer individualized trainings and workshops locally, nationally, and internationally. Our trainings are targeted for group of parents/families, schools, and organizations. Training topics can include, but not limited to:
Please contact us at sunny@sunnysbehaviorservices or (415) 328-2226 to discuss your training needs.
No matter where you are in the world, Sunny’s Behavior Services offer comprehensive video consultation services. Each program is individualized, so please contact us at sunny@sunnysbehaviorservices or (415) 328-2226 to discuss your needs.
*** Travel costs are not included.
*** Disclaimer: Every child's needs are different. The pre-screening, which is free of charge, will ensure that our program model is an appropriate fit for your family's needs. If it seems like our program is not a good fit with the needs of your family, we can provide additional resources and recommendations free of charge.