Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a type of therapy that focuses on improving specific behaviors, such as social skills, communication, as well as adaptive learning skills. ABA is effective for children and adults with psychological disorders in a variety of settings, including schools, workplaces, homes, and clinics. It has also been shown that consistent ABA can significantly improve behaviors and skills and decreases the need for special services.
Functional Behavior Assessments are invaluable to quality ABA programs. They are designed to identify barriers to learning and establish interventions that are customized to the patient's skills, needs, interests, preferences and situation. For these reasons, an ABA program for one patient will look different than a program for another patient. Quality ABA programs have the following in common:
ABA TECHNIQUES AND PHILOSOPHY
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Check out this great video on the history of ABA.