About this course
A tutor with a focus in ABA Therapy will cover multiple subjects, particularly by analyzing and treating different types of behaviors within the autism spectrum. An ABA therapist will typically help the student increase language and communication skills, improve attention and focusing skills as well as social skills, and decrease problematic behavior. An ABA therapist can also act as a direct line of communication for parents, with regards to school administration, teachers and the community.
ABA therapists focus on positive reinforcement which, over time, encourages the student to change a negative behavior by positively rewarding the student when they practice a learned skill successfully. This one-on-one type therapy creates an opportunity for the ABA therapist to assess the student’s individual needs and interests, a type of singular, caring service that is not always readily available in the classroom or at school.