Once we start ABA do Problem Behaviors Slowly Get Better over Time, or How Does That Work?
- Some do and some don’t. Once we start implementing new behavioral strategies there could be a temporary increase in problem behaviors. This is called an “extinction burst.” It can occur when the problem behaviors no longer get the child what they want. No worries though because we put a heavy emphasis on teaching you HOW to teach the child appropriate ways to get their wants/needs met so that problem behaviors decrease.
- Please note that children will make fast progress in some areas, and slower progress in others. There may even be times where it seems like the child may take “3 steps forward and 2 steps back.” This is due to uneven skill development, a child’s strengths and weaknesses, caregivers’ strengths and weaknesses, and other factors including but not limited to schedules, illness, medications, etc. Not to worry though because progress is progress, and as long as we continue to move in the right direction, we will get there!
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