What is Applied Behavior Analysis?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) attempts to solve behavior problems by applying behavior principles to everyday situations. The goal is to change targeted behaviors. ABA does not consist of one type of intervention, but rather is a scientific problem-solving approach. It can help individuals acquire language, self-help and play skills. Research has proven ABA is an effective, evidence-based way for people with autism and other related disorders to learn a wide variety of skills. The systematic method for assessment and intervention allows Board Certified Behavior Analyst’s (BCBA) to identify why a child engages in maladaptive behaviors, develop the most successful strategies to alleviate these behaviors and teach new skills.
What Skills Can ABA Help With?
Applied Behavior Analysis can be used to support individuals in the following ways:
What Does ABA Involve?
As referenced from Autism Speaks website, effective ABA intervention for autism is not a one-size-fits-all approach. A skilled BCBA customizes the intervention to each learner’s skills, needs, interests, preferences and family situation. For these reasons, an ABA program for one learner will look different than a program for another learner. That being said, quality ABA programs for learners with autism have the following in common:
What Services Are Provided Under Applied Behavior Analysis Services?
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