What is ABA?
Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a science based on the understanding of how individuals learn that is used to treat behaviors that are socially significant. ABA has a wide range of application across various disciplines and organizations as well as treating a variety of behaviors.
How does ABA help with the treatment of autism?
ABA is an empirically based methodology that is recognized to be a safe and effective treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Federal, state and local agencies have recognized the effectiveness of ABA in helping individuals with ASD learn a variety of skills and lead quality and productive lives. With a systematic approach and ongoing analysis as well as the alignment of thorough assessment and instruction, individuals can learn a variety of new skills such as improvements in language and communication, socialization with family members and peers, appropriate behaviors, daily living and independence skills, and functional community and vocational skills.