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ABA Strategies You Can Practice From Home

Mother and child hugging. ABA Strategies You Can Practice From Home, a blog from Positive Behavior Services

If you’re a parent of a kid with Autism, ADHD or Global Developmental Delay you might be looking for affordable ways to help them at home using ABA therapy. You might have questions like, “How can I motivate my child?” “How do I teach them everyday tasks?” We understand these concerns and want to offer some practical solutions for you, use these ABA strategies you can practice from home


When your child struggles with school or certain situations, like disliking the teacher or classmates, you can use pairing. This means connecting positive feelings with these situations. For instance, you can associate learning with being “smart” or a classmate with “respect.” It takes patience, but it helps you understand what motivates your child.

Increasing Positive Behaviors 

Imagine if your child does something great, like taking out the trash. How can you encourage this behavior? Try a reward system. When they do something well, give them points or treats. This positive reinforcement encourages them to repeat the good behavior, making it more likely to happen again.

Decreasing Negative Behaviors

To address unwanted behaviors, you can use a method called Behavioral Shaping. This involves a few steps:

a) Differential Reinforcement: Some behaviors are rewarded, while others aren’t.

b) Successive Approximations: Reward your child as they get closer to the desired behavior, guiding them step by step.

c) Final Behavior: Your child responds the way you want.

Error-Free Teaching

This technique helps your child learn without making mistakes. You give prompts to guide them, and over time, reduce the prompts until they can do it independently. For instance, if you want them to share, you might show them how by sharing something yourself. Slowly, you show less until they learn.


Understanding what motivates your child helps shape their behavior. Some kids love playtime, others enjoy treats. Find what makes your child happy and use it as a reward for good behavior.

Remember, Autism therapy can really help. It reinforces positive behavior and strengthens your bond. You can apply these strategies at home to see positive changes faster. By doing this, you’ll improve communication and connection with your child, making both of you happier.