Behavior Management programs
When working with kids who have special needs, there are two primary models for managing their behavior. Both Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) are evidence-based practices that are utilized in behavior management programs at SYCR.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a kind of psychotherapy that teaches patients how to recognize and alter unhelpful ways of thinking. It is aimed at altering the established negative ideas that may cause or exacerbate mental health issues including sadness and anxiety.
A person’s actions and feelings might be affected by unfavorable ideas that arise on their own. CBT helps people recognize these false beliefs, question them, and replace them with more rational perspectives.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
When a kid is diagnosed with developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder, a frequent course of intervention is to have them participate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) behavior management programs. It is an intervention for individuals with special needs that has been shown to be helpful and successful. Patients’ particular behaviors, such as those involving social interaction, motor abilities, and dexterity, are the primary targets of ABA programs.
Each student’s ABA plan must be tailored to their unique set of strengths, weaknesses, interests, and preferences, as well as their home environment. The first step in the therapy process involves the therapist doing an in-depth evaluation of the client’s current abilities and personal preferences.