Acorn Villa provides applied behavior analytic (ABA) services for individuals with various behavior change needs.
DISCRETE TRIAL TEACHING (DTT) – Breaking down a task down into small components, teaching each skill separately, thereby making a skill easier to learn.
PROMPTING – There are different types of prompting such as verbal,physical, positional, gestural and modeling. Sometimes we all need a little help, which is what prompting does, it increases the likelihood that an individual will demonstrate a correct response.
GENERALIZATION – When a behavior change occurs, we want to see the change in the varying environments we find ourselves in. Mastery of a skill comes when the behavior occurs across all environments independently and spontaneously.
REINFORCEMENT – We all require reinforcement in our lives, it is what motivates us. When we use reinforcement behaviorally speaking, it means that a behavior is more likely to increase over time when it is followed by a reinforcing stimuli or consequence. ABA uses positive reinforcement to teach individuals alternative ways of having their needs and desires met. Environmental modifications are also used to support behavior change.