What Is ABA?

What is ABA?

What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA, is the science of learning and behavior. ABA helps us understand why we do things in a specific way, how to change our behavior, and how we learn new information and acquire new skills. The ultimate goal of ABA is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful or affect learning.

To learn more about ABA and how ABA therapy can decrease behaviors that have a negative social impact and increase socially appropriate behavior check out our introductory training course.

How can ABA Therapy help?

ABA can help teach skills in many different areas. Some of these can include behavior, language, self-help skills, cognitive skills, social skills, and work skills. ABA has been shown to be the most effective therapy for individuals with autism, however, it is not limited to the behavior of people who have autism. ABA can help achieve behavioral goals in all areas of life.  Behavior can be something like losing weight, teaching a child to ask for a snack, or even having a child finish their homework on time when they get home from school. ABA therapy can be used anywhere! Most often, you will find ABA therapy offered in the home, community, vocational, and educational settings. Some providers also have ABA clinics that offer ABA as well.

To learn more about how ABA therapy can benefit your child, check out our new online training course : What Is ABA?

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