WHAT IS ABA?
(Applied Behavior Analysis)
“Applied Behavior Analysis is the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree, and to demonstrate that the interventions employed are responsible for the improvement in behavior.” *
* Baer, D.M., Wolf, M.M., & Risley, T.R. (1968).
Some current dimensions of applied behavior analyis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 1, 91-97.
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
In applied behavior analysis (ABA) we break down skills into manageable steps. Your child builds on small improvements over time to achieve real world results.
We use well-established behavioral principles of reinforcement and shaping to teach skills and improve challenging behaviors.
We measure your child’s progress at every step, assessing the plan and updating as necessary. We love data and use it to inform all our decision-making around your child’s program.
Over time, small successes grow. Your child masters new skills and reduces challenging behaviors to meet his or her full potential.
Children with autism or other developmental delays may not always learn in the same way as others. With ABA we create learning opportunities in ways shown to be most effective for those on the spectrum and beyond.
ABA is evidence-based, with decades of sound scientific findings demonstrating it as one of the most effective and most widely accepted treatments for autism. Follow us on Facebook to stay informed of important research findings, both classic and contemporary.
Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a method of teaching that involves breaking down new behaviors or skills into incremental steps, and rewarding children’s success every step of the way through plenty of positive reinforcement.
ABA PROVIDER GUIDELINES
Our governing body, the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) has established a set of best practices guidelines that we follow.
IDENTIFYING ABA INTERVENTIONS
DOWNLOAD THE GUIDELINES
The Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA) has published a guide for Identifying ABA Interventions.