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What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapy based on the science of learning to improve socially significant behaviors. ABA focuses on modifying the environmental events such as antecedent (what happens before a behavior) and consequence (what happens after a behavior) that are key behavior change. 

A

Antecedent

B

Behavior

C

Consequence

Applications of ABA:

Autism

Organization

Mental health disorder

Forensics

Sports

Animal

training

Goals of ABA:

Teach new desirable behaviors

Reduce undesirable behaviors

Evidence-based Practice:

ABA is an evidence-based practice. An evidence-based practice is an instructional/ intervention procedure for which researchers have provided an acceptable level of research that show positive outcome.

 

 

ABA practitioners: 

ABA practitioners measure, graph, and analyze behaviors. Prior to making any changes to the program, ABA practitioners analyze the data in order to show that change is warranted. 

References

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2007). Applied behavior analysis.

Gilmore, H. (2016, December 29). 15 fields to Apply applied behavior ANALYSIS (aba) services. Retrieved March 05, 2021, from https://psychcentral.com/pro/child-therapist/2016/12/15-fields-to-apply-applied-behavior-analysis-aba-services#2

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