What is ABA?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific approach to understanding behavior. ABA refers to a set of principles that focus on how behaviors change, or are affected by the environment, as well as how learning takes place. The term behavior refers to what we do and how we act.
Applied behavioral analysis (ABA) provides a type of therapy that can improve social, communication, and learning skills through reinforcement strategies. ABA therapy applies our understanding of how behavior works to real situations. The goal is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful or affect learning and is considered to be the Gold-Standard treatment for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other developmental conditions.
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
The BCBA will provide support to individuals and their families coordinating and providing services in Applied Behavior Analysis. This is accomplished by conducting function analyses and behavior assessments, creating behavior reduction, skill acquisition and adaptive life skills goals and treatment plans. The BCBA also oversees all treatment and supervises everyone that is working with the patient to ensure they are receiving high quality appropriate care and treatment.
Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
The RBT implements behavior-analytic treatment plans created by the BCBA. RBTs work under the close supervision of a BCBA and is the one who works directly with the patients in their home, clinic or within the community.