ABA Training Sessions for Parents & Teachers

Designed to empower parents and teachers with the knowledge and tools they need to navigate the unique challenges of caring for a child with autism, this comprehensive program takes you on a journey from understanding the fundamental principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to mastering practical techniques that can foster positive change in your home or classroom.

As you complete each session, you'll discover how to effectively address challenging behaviors, improve communication with your child, and create a nurturing environment that supports their growth and development.

Introduction to ABA

ABA, or Applied Behavior Analysis, is a science-based discipline that holds the power to make transformative changes in the lives of individuals with diverse abilities. It's a systematic approach that seeks to understand and modify behavior patterns to improve social, communication, and daily living skills. In this session, we'll delve into the core principles and methods that underpin the world of ABA.


Antecedents and Behavior

Understanding why children behave the way they do can sometimes feel like deciphering a secret language. In this session, we'll begin our journey by unraveling the basics of behavior and the events that trigger it - the antecedents. By delving into these concepts with real-life examples, you'll gain valuable insights into your child's actions, making parenting (and teaching) a more informed and connected experience.



One of our primary roles as parents and teachers is guiding children towards positive behaviors while discouraging unwanted actions. In this session, we delve into the world of consequences - the outcomes that follow a child's behavior. Understanding how consequences shape behavior is pivotal in helping you navigate the intricate terrain of parenting (or teaching).


Four Functions of Behavior

It's only natural to wonder why children behave the way they do. In this session, we explore the underlying reasons behind their actions. By delving into the four primary functions of behavior, you'll gain valuable insights into your child's motivations and needs, paving the way for more effective and empathetic parenting (and teaching).


Replacement Behaviors

Imagine replacement behaviors as ABA's version of a deep-fried twinkie – a delightful transformation that not only satisfies the craving but is also much healthier. In this session, we'll explore the concept of replacement behaviors, showing you how to swap out challenging actions for more appropriate alternatives. You'll discover the key ingredients to nurturing positive changes in your child's behavior.


Relationship Building

Both parenting and teaching are built on relationships, and nothing is more important than the bond you share with your child. In this session, we'll explore the essential steps to building a positive therapeutic relationship, which can lay the foundation for effective communication and cooperation with your child. You'll discover strategies that help strengthen your connection and create a nurturing environment.



As parents, we often find ourselves in the role of teachers, helping our children learn and grow. In this session, we'll explore the concepts of prompts and prompt fading, essential tools in the teaching toolbox. By understanding the types of prompts and how to use them effectively, you'll be better equipped to support your child's learning journey.


Mand Teaching

Communication is at the heart of every parent- or teacher-child relationship, and teaching your child to "mand" is like giving them a powerful tool to express their needs and desires. In this session, we'll explore the concept of manding and its significance in your child's development. You'll discover how nurturing this skill can lead to more effective and meaningful interactions with your child.


Chaining & Shaping

One of our primary goals as parents and teachers is to equip children with the skills they need to navigate life independently. In this session, we'll explore two powerful techniques, task analysis and shaping, that can help you achieve this goal. These methods provide a structured approach to teaching adaptive skills and fostering your child's self-sufficiency.


Generalization & Maintenance

Witnessing your child's growth and development is a source of immense pride and joy for any parent or teacher. In this session, we delve into two critical concepts - generalization and maintenance - which play a pivotal role in ensuring that the skills your child learns endure over time. You'll discover how to support lasting behavior change and set your child up for continued success.