Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Singapore

ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. It looks at understanding how behaviour works, and how learning takes place, allowing practitioners to decrease inappropriate behaviors by replacing it with a functional alternative, and simplify learning by breaking down complex tasks. It is an evidence-based approach which has been highly effective in helping individuals with developmental delays/ challenges, and/or behavioral issues.

ABA benefits individuals of all ages from 2 years onwards, with or without a diagnosis. For children, we recommend that they start on the programme as early as possible—the sooner they receive intervention, the better their progress and developmental outcomes. At Dynamics, the ABA team currently utilizes the ABA-VB approach. This stands for verbal behavior (VB) and focuses on teaching language and communication. By focusing on teaching individuals to make a connection between language and its intended purpose, this increases the likelihood that an individual will use language to communicate appropriately in future.

Apart from language and communication, ABA works on many more domains. It can help to improve behaviours, the attention & focus of an individual, facilitate play skills, academic skills, daily living skills, vocation skills, and much more! The therapy uses the principles of learning and motivation, derived from behavioural research, to enhance socially important behaviours and quality of life for the child and parents/caregivers.

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ABA at Dynamics

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Here at Dynamics ABA, our highly trained and competent ABA professionals are dedicated to:

Intervention: We understand that every individual is different. Our therapists take the time to assess the individual’s current skill level and requirements, and customise a programme that meets unique needs and achieves set goals.

We adopt an intensive one-on-one approach (1 therapist : 1 child) to help the child acquire skills quickly and more effectively, which they can then generalise in different settings. Our programme is data-driven, where we monitor the child’s progress on an ongoing basis and adjust the goals, as needed.

Each ABA session will constitute either 2 or 3 hours. During the session, there will be a mix of natural environmental teaching and/or table top activities. This natural environment teaching to table top activity ratio will differ according to the age and ability of the client.

We provide ABA with a strong emphasis on understanding and building the child’s motivation to learn critical skills. It simply means that when a child is motivated, they will be more inclined to learn.

We also understand the importance of the child’s family and/or primary caregiver’s involvement in the child's intervention programme. We support parents and/or caregivers through training, relevant resources and regular communication.

Independence: We spend time getting to know the child and developing a strong rapport with them to create a positive learning experience. Our main goal is to help each child develop functional skills and foster independence.

Integration: We strongly believe that every child has the ability to reach their highest potential and should be given opportunities to learn and be successfully integrated into their school and community.



Best Practice & Holistic Approach

We adopt the best evidence-based practice. Led by a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA), our team collectively has the expertise and extensive experience in running effective ABA programmes, engaging and teaching the children, and empowering parents/caregivers by providing support and guidance as needed.

Our ABA process is as follows:

  1. Meet parents and child for an initial consultation to assess the child’s needs and discuss recommendations. The recommended frequency (number of hours) and intensity (number of days in a week) of sessions will differ for each child.
  2. Once enrolled, the child’s skills will be further probed to understand their needs and skills for 2 to 4 weeks.
  3. We will develop a treatment plan for the child based on the results of the probing sessions.
  4. The child will start the therapy sessions on the written treatment plan. Supervision for the child will be ongoing.
  5. The Supervisor will conduct a periodic review of the child’s progress. This progress will be shared via the child’s progress report (about 6 months). Modified and new goals will be shared with the parents at the same time.

A unique advantage of Dynamics ABA is the hassle-free and seamless collaboration with an in-house multidisciplinary team of Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists and Educational Therapists. Our ABA programme is outcome-based and is constantly reviewed to include all areas of adaptive living skills.

We provide one-on-one therapy sessions that can be conducted at the centre or at home to cater to the child’s needs and parents’ preferences. An option to combine centre and home-based sessions (hybrid) is also available.

We also provide a 1-year Registration Package from S$150, Individualised Education Plan (IEP) and progress report (up to 2).

Currently, Dynamics' ABA programs range from 4 hours a week to 15 hours per week. As research has shown that more consistent and intensive therapy sessions allow clients to make greater gains, we recommend that clients come for more consistent sessions. Upon undergoing an initial consultation, we will be able to provide more individualized recommendations relating to the number of hours (per week) of therapy recommended. For ABA sessions comprising 6 hours a week, the costs would start from $660* per week.

**Kindly note that our charges do not include the therapist's travel expenses for home visits, which will be billed separately. The travel expenses will be communicated to the client and agreed on by both parties.

Speak to our ABA Specialist to find out how we can help your child blossom and thrive.

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FAQ's

The average cost of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) therapy in Singapore will vary, depending on the individual’s needs, type and intensity of the ABA programme required, and the seniority of the ABA therapist: technician, therapist, senior therapist, supervisor, or Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

The overall fees generally cover consultation, formal assessment, treatment sessions, ongoing evaluations, and other services, such as caregiver training, etc.

ABA therapy can comprise a procedure or a combination of procedures for a more intensive and comprehensive programme. An ABA Supervisor would be able to provide a more accurate costing upon assessment. It is also recommended to look for an ABA-certified therapist or a team that’s supervised by a certified BCBA.

ABA is an evidence-based therapy and is considered one of the ideal therapies for children with any developmental delays and/or behavioural issues. ABA uses the principles of learning and motivations to teach functional skills, reduce problem behaviours and shape positive behaviours. Through an appropriate and timely ABA programme, a child is able to gain socially important behaviours and enhance their independence and quality of life.

Dynamics’ team of highly trained and experienced ABA Therapists is led by a BCBA master’s degree professional. Together with our multidisciplinary team of Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Education Therapists and Psychologists, our ABA team endeavours to provide seamless, holistic and personalised support and service to every child and their family.

The ABA department currently offers programs ranging from 4 hours a week to 15 hours per week. As research has shown that more consistent and intensive therapy would be more effective for client progress, we would recommend that clients come for a minimum of 6 hours a week. For ABA sessions comprising 6 hours a week, the costs would start from S$660 per week.


**Kindly note that our charges do not include the therapist's travel expenses for home visits, which will be billed separately. The travel expenses will be communicated to the client and agreed on by both parties.


ABA therapy rooms are designed to be structured and child-friendly. While we encourage a naturalistic environment for learning to occur, we also ensure that the table work and play areas are clearly defined. This sets up clear boundaries for the child to adhere to expectations set in different parts of the room.

Toys are placed in low drawers, so that our young clients are able to access them easily. In addition, these toys are of a wide variety, ranging from cooking sets, to train tracks.

We do have a slide in one of our therapy rooms. If there are no ongoing sessions in that room, it is opened for usage by all therapists with children who like the slide. We also have a trampoline in the shared therapy room, whereby access to it is closely monitored, so as to ensure the safety of our young clients at all times.

Yes! Every ABA program is individualised. As such, even without a diagnosis, your child will be able to receive a program tailored for his/her needs which the therapist will work on.

All our therapists are trained by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Dynamics advocates lifelong learning and provides each supervisor and therapist with the opportunity to further their learning by attending different courses.

Yes, of course! We will liaise with the therapists from the other departments to ensure that we follow through with the various programmes implemented across our departments. Should a similar program be provided, this will also help the child achieve generalisation as different types of therapies may have different focuses for the child while working on a similar program.

Should you have a child who faces any of the following difficulties, ABA would be recommended:

  • Engaged in inappropriate behaviours;
  • Has a poor attention span;
  • Unable to respond to name;
  • Unable to follow instructions;
  • Poor communication skills;
  • Etc.

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Counselling

Psychological Assessment

Occupational Therapy

Speech Therapy

Physiotherapy

Educational Services

DIRFloortime®

Social Skills Training

Applied Behaviour Analysis

Early Intervention Program

Dynamics International School

Wellness Centre