Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a common treatment option for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ABA has consistently been shown to increase skill sets and decrease challenging behavior associated with ASD. Specifically, there is strong evidence supporting ABA’s ability to increase communication and social skills, as well as decrease challenging behaviors.
For both models of ABA, we offer a variety of flexible treatment options, including Parent-Led ABA via telehealth, center-based 1:1 services, home-based 2-Tier ABA to communities around our Honolulu and Kapolei locations, as well as Social Skills Groups.
Parent-Led Applied Behavior Analysis puts parents in the driver’s seat of the client’s care and their family’s schedule. With the support of a comprehensive care team, we will train caregivers to support the client with tried and tested ABA disciplines. Under the guidance, supervision and training of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst®(BCBA®), caregivers will learn how to apply these skills at the time and place that integrates these critical approaches into everyday life, making teachable moments more relevant and fun.
2-Tier ABA, or paraprofessional-delivered ABA, is a common treatment method for clients with ASD that focuses on increasing communication skills, social abilities, as well as decreasing difficult behaviors. At Easterseals Hawaii, this model of ABA is provided by a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT®) who will work directly with the client under the supervision and guidance of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®).