Applied Behaviour Analysis and Verbal behaviour education is used in countries around the world, including the USA, Scandinavia, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The last 15 years have seen a growing number of ABA/VB schools in England. Read more.
Welcome to the Stoa School homepage. Stoa School is a registered charity and a specialist school within the Edinburgh area. our aim is to make a real difference to one of the most disadvantaged groups of children, namely children with autism who also have learning difficulties and a high level of communication and behavioural needs.
Stoa School is the first school in Scotland to implement a method of education called “Applied Behaviour Analysis”. This is a form of education which is widely recognised and used in schools across the world. It has been shown to be particularly effective for children with low functioning autism and can significantly improve the long-term outcomes for this group of children.
The first stage of the project is to establish a Saturday school (which opened in 2019) focussing on helping children improve their communication skills, behaviour, daily living and social skills.
Within our Resources section you will find recommended reading, lists of research papers on ABA/VB, and links to other websites which you may find helpful. If you would like to recommend a resource, please do get in touch. Read more.
Read about the experiences of parents caring for children with autism and learning disabilities, and the ways in which ABA/VB programmes have impacted their lives. Although all stories are entirely true, false names may be used. Read more.
The school will offer individualised education based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), in particular Verbal Behaviour (VB), whilst ensuring a broad and balanced curriculum in line with the Curriculum for Excellence. Read more.
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