What is Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific discipline that is founded on basic learning principles. ABA therapy uses systematic procedures to decrease problem behaviors and to increase appropriate behaviors. The practice of ABA involves observing behavior, identifying the reasons (functions) for the behavior and placing effective interventions (environmental manipulations) in place. ABA therapy helps individuals interact appropriately with family and others, participate in school, and the community and be as independent as possible.