What is ABA?
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a scientific approach to improving socially significant behaviours. ABA is a process of applying strategies and interventions derived from the principles of behaviour. This demonstrates that the strategies or interventions applied are responsible for the improvement of behaviour. (Cooper, Heron & Heward, 2007). Socially signification behaviours are applied and will truly enhance and improve an individual’s quality of life. These may include goals related to academics, activities of daily living, self- care, social interaction, communication, vocational skills, and leisure skills. (Cooper, Heron, & Heward, 2007).
Teaching new behaviour
Increasing appropriate behaviours
Reducing challenging behaviours
Generalize behaviours from one setting to another
ABC will work together with the clients, parent(s), and other caregivers to decide on the most appropriate goals and treatment plan.