APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS
ABA looks at behavior to help understand:
1 - How behavior works -
Providing more appropriate ways to get needs met.
2 - How behavior is affected by the environment -
Changing the environment to support learning.
3 - How learning takes place -
Teaching new skills for success.
ABA can help:
1 - Increase language and communication skills.
2 - Improve attention, focus, social skills, memory, and academics.
3 - Decrease problem behaviors.
ABA is a way of teaching new behaviors and skills based on the science of learning.
ABA is based on scientific research-not a program.
The methods of behavior analysis have been used and studied for decades. They have helped many kinds of learners gain different skills – from healthier lifestyles to learning a new language. Therapists have used ABA to help children with autism and related developmental disorders since the 1960s.