Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior. ABA focuses on improving specific behaviors, such as communication and social skills, as well as decreasing maladaptive behaviors and teaching functional replacements. ABA is an evidence based practice known to be the most effective therapy for children with autism. It has also been shown that consistent ABA can significantly improve behaviors and skills and decrease 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.