What is ABA?
“Applied behavior analysis is the science in which procedures derived from the principles of behavior are systematically applied to improve socially significant behavior to a meaningful degree and to demonstrate experimentally that the procedures employed were responsible for the improvement in behavior.” – Cooper, 1986
ABA (applied behavior analysis) is an evidenced based treatment approach for analyzing and improving socially significant behaviors. ABA has an extensive scientific body of literature. Professionals make use of the principles of learning including operant and respondent learning under the guidance of Board Certified Behavior Analysts to improve socially significant behaviors.
Although ABA has the largest evidence base and been shown to be a very effective treatment for individuals with Autism and other developmental delays, ABA uses principles and procedures of behavior analysis to better understand and improve lives in a wide variety of areas including organizational behavior management, sports, safety, health and fitness, sustainability, and many other areas.