Alabama Autism Academy

Our commitment to your family starts from the very first time we connect and continues even after your child graduates from our services. Our helpful and dedicated team all works together to provide you with a positive experience every step of the way.

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What is ABA Therapy

ABA is the applied use of behavioral principles to everyday situations with the goal of either increasing or decreasing targeted behaviors. How this translates into the practical application will depend on the specific situation. Nevertheless, all ABA programs share similar components: discrete trial teaching, programming for generalization to the natural environment, reinforcement, prompting and fading strategies, and outcome-based decision-making.

What ABA is Not?
  • Not exclusive to the treatment of Autism/Intellectual Disabilities
  • Not invalidated due to the focus on one child at a time
  • Not one standard set of procedures
  • Not only for maladaptive behaviors
  • Not only useful in clinic settings
  • Not based on aversives
  • Not a new fad
  • Not easy

Lucinda Holohan is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, licensed do work in Alabama. In addition to being a BCBA, she is also a  teacher certified in both Alabama and Florida. She has over twenty years combined experience working with children on the autism spectrum.


What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?

Applied behavior analysis is the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree, and to demonstrate that the interventions employed are responsible for the improvement in behavior. It applies to all behavior. It is not specific to Autism.

Emphasis on function of the behavior

Emphasis on observable and measurable behavior

Requires data collection and repeated analysis

Change environment to change behavior

Everyone is accountable for progress

Our Team is Your Team

We are a collaborative team.

Our team consists of:

  • A Supervisor (BCBA/BCaBA)
  • RBT
  • Parent
  • Child

Get In Touch

Location: 1690 Beltline Rd. SW
Decatur, AL 35601

Telephone: (256) 617-3118

Email: info@alabamaautismacademy.com

Hours (By Appointment Only): M-F: 8am – 4pm

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