What Is ABA?
Applied Behavior Analysis is a therapeutic service that uses the science of behavior in real-world settings to change behaviors in meaningful, productive ways. ABA is widely considered the #1 treatment for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and is funded by most major Health Insurance Plans.
Research has shown that the science of behavior can be used to modify behaviors in laboratory settings however, those results were not realistic to use in our normal, “imperfect” lives. After substantial additional research, it has been proven that the science of behavior can be applied in real life settings with real people to modify behaviors, which gave rise to the field of ABA.
ABA services are provided by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) who use their expertise to develop Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP), outlining safe and effective ways to reduce problematic behaviors and teach appropriate skills to replace these behaviors. The BCBA trains all members of the clients’ support team to properly use ABA strategies during and outside of therapy appointments, empowering them to obtain a safe, productive, and normal lifestyle without the ongoing need of ABA support.