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We believe that Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behaviour (VB) can make a real difference to the teaching and learning for people with autism and their families.
At BeyondAutism we find teaching opportunities in every situation that are tailored to pupil preferences and needs, and support our pupils and their families. Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is evidence based, using reflective teaching and tracking progress to celebrate every achievement using fun and motivating learning.
We enable choice and strive for independence whilst helping to reduce behaviours that limit pupils’ opportunities. We teach complex skills step-by-step including daily living skills, communication, functional academic skills and social skills to ultimately allow pupils to be as independent as possible and to access the community.
Verbal Behaviour (VB) refers to a view that language is a behaviour which is learnt and acquired in the same way as other skills. The foundations of VB are rooted in the work of the psychologist and behaviourist B.F Skinner. There is a large body of research supporting this analysis of language and its application to teaching children and young people with autism.
ABA and VB are not separate entities, they can be used in conjunction with one another. An ABA/VB approach will utilise ABA principles and teaching procedures alongside the VB methods of teaching language based on its function and the motivation of an individual.
Our ABA/VB teaching aims to:
How do we do this?
There is no one way to teach using ABA/VB, each pupil is an individual, therefore all interventions are tailored to their needs and will vary depending on those needs. However, there are some commonalities:
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