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ABA-VB 1-1


Sessions conducted in both English and Mandarin

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is a form of treatment for autism focused on behavior modification. It was first applied during the late 1980s by Dr. Ivar Lovaas, a behavioral psychologist, at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Many subtypes of ABA programs have evolved from there, one of which is namely the Verbal Behavior (VB) approach, based on psychologist B.F. Skinner’s analysis of language (Verbal Behavior, 1957).


According to the American Psychological Association (APA), “behavioral interventions are crucial”. A study by American Academy of Pediatrics on behavioral modification programs over a 5-years period also stated that “children who receive early intensive behavioral treatment have been shown to make substantial, sustained gains in IQ, language, academic performance, and adaptive behavior as well as some measures of social behavior, and their outcomes have been significantly better than those of children in control groups.”

At Healis, we enhance the results of ABA-VB intervention for autism by emphasizing on building close therapist-client relationships and intrinsic motivation to communicate. ABA therapy sessions are most of the time fun and enjoyable, so that our clients always look forward to therapy. We also believe in teaching the functionality of using verbal communication to children on the autism spectrum. Understanding the meaningful purpose of language helps develop in a child the inclination to initiate social interactions. We provide services at the convenience of clients' homes and schools as these are the venues that a child spend most of his or her time at. 

Contact us to arrange for a free intake assessment.