What is Applied Behavior Analysis?
ABA is the application, assessment, and design of environmental modifications to yield socially significant changes in an individual’s behavior. The ABA method utilizes functional analysis, direct observation, and measurement of how an individual’s environment and behavior are related then determines what changes can be made to the environment that will most likely result in a desirable change in the behavior. Simply put, our behavior is shaped by interacting with the world around us. In other words, we all learn by doing “stuff”.
ABA is widely considered as an effective and safe treatment method for individuals with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities and other diagnoses. ABA is grounded on data based, scientific and applied research that has been conducted over several years. This research has been validated in treatment clinics,schools,and other environments in the United States and even internationally. Over the years, it has been recognized by various federal and state agencies, including the U.S. Surgeon General and the New York State Department of Health. Over the last decade, there has been an increase in the use of ABA to help individuals with autism and other disabilities so that they can live productive and happy lives.
What happens in an ABA session?
The basic philosophy of ABA is that people learn by doing stuff. Therefore, ABA sessions involve creating an environment that enables someone to learn. Sessions are designed to produce positive changes in social functioning and practical skills while reducing disruptive and problematic behaviors.
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