Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Applied Behavior Analysis is a science dedicated to making meaningful changes in behavior. ABA involves teaching and maintaining new skills, and reducing problem behavior that interferes with daily living.
Individualized goals are identified for each child. These skills are broken down into small steps and are taught one at a time, building on prior success. Teaching is focused on promoting generalization of skills for meaningful results for the child and family.
As skills are taught, data are collected to objectively monitor progress.
Many peer reviewed research studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of ABA.