What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) employs a precise toolkit that encompasses alternating antecedents (pre-behavior events), tailored assistance adjustments, and the implementation of pre-planned consequences (post-behavior outcomes). These strategies collaboratively reshape the environment to cultivate and amplify desired behaviors (e.g., learning, communication, self-care, etc.) while concurrently addressing and minimizing unwanted behaviors (e.g., maladaptive, repetitive or restrictive behaviors).

A Glimpse into the Broad Spectrum of ABA's Domains

  • Effectively expressing wants and needs
  • Describing an item or an event
  • Answering your questions
  • Social skills
  • Playing skills
  • Community skills
  • Staying focused
  • Independent living skills (toilet training, self hygiene, etc.)
  • Challenging behaviors
  • Finding a fun way to learn
  • and much more