APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS (ABA)
ABA as a Practice
ABA is a branch of psychology but behavior analysts are not always psychologists. We provide therapeutic interventions using methods that have specific characteristics.
We study behavior. We identify WHY those behaviors occur; this gives us insight on how to change the behaviors to make a difference in the person’s life. Some behaviors are more intense; others are not. The WHY is a critical component to behavior change.
We Use Reinforcement. We provide practical and effective methods to reinforce behaviors we want to see and STOP reinforcing those interfering behaviors.
We Measure Progress. We use DATA to make decisions. We measure the behavior before and after the treatment to see if the desired behavior change is occurring. This entire time, the TEAM works together to ensure success.