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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

 

Applied Behavior Analysis is a set of concepts, techniques and principles used in the assessment, treatment, and prevention of problem behaviors.

The goals of ABA include increasing desirable behaviors, teaching new skills, promoting generalization of skills, and decreasing undesirable behaviors.

The components of ABA include measuring the behavior directly, conducting a functional analysis of the causes of the behavior, and changing the antecedents and consequences of the behavior.

Some ABA techniques used will include discrete trial training (DTT), Picture exchange communication system (PECS), structured teaching, and incidental teaching. (During consultation process these types of ABA will be explained more in depth).

ABA is the most well researched intensive therapy for the diagnosis of Autism.  It can supply much more intensive hours and 1:1 therapy and help all other therapies with carry over into the daily routine and behaviors of a child. 

 

 

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