Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) – An Overview for Parents and Caregivers

February 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Old Quarry Library
7051 Village Center Dr
Austin, TX 78731
Dianne Doggett

Ayssa Altahif is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), who has served both children and adults with Autism in the Austin area for over 5 years. She received her Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas Pan American and became board certified in 2015. Ayssa specializes in providing direct ABA therapy in the home environment, working with children and their families to improve communication, adaptive skills, and overall quality of life. She is Assistant Clinical Director for the Austin Region at Behavior Frontiers,

The goal of Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) therapy is to find what motivates and interests each child, so that these enjoyable items and activities can be used to encourage children to learn new skills. ABA uses behavioral methods to teach functional skills, such as communication and self-care skills, while at the same time reducing challenging behaviors to help children with Autism and other special needs reach their full potential. This discussion aims to answer some common questions parents and caregivers may have: What is ABA therapy? What does it mean to have an ABA treatment plan? How do I get ABA therapy anyway?

Please join us! Meetings are free and open to the public. No RSVP or reservation is ever necessary. All meetings of the Forum are held at the Old Quarry Library, 7051 Village Center Drive, Austin, 78731, off Far West Blvd., between the Post Office and HEB. The Forum meets on the first Thursday of almost every month at noon.

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