What is ABA

What is ABA?

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a science based on the understanding of how individuals learn that is used to treat behaviors that are socially significant.  ABA has a wide range of application across  various disciplines and organizations as well as treating a variety of behaviors.

 

How does ABA help with the treatment of autism?

ABA is an empirically based methodology that is recognized to be a safe and effective treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Federal, state and local agencies have recognized the effectiveness of ABA in helping individuals with ASD learn a variety of skills and lead quality and productive lives. With a systematic approach and ongoing analysis as well as the alignment of thorough assessment and instruction, individuals can learn a variety of new skills such as improvements in language and communication, socialization with family members and peers, appropriate behaviors, daily living and independence skills, and functional community and vocational skills.

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