Applied Behavior Analysis is the process of studying behavior in order to put into place appropriate behavioral interventions. ABA uses positive reinforcement strategies to increase socially significant behaviors such as: self help skills, imitation, play skills, motor skills, receptive and expressive language communication, life skills and pre-academics, among others. In addition, interfering behaviors that disrupt daily adaptive functioning are targeted and reduced, with the use of implementing reinforcement for appropriate replacement behaviors.
ABA Therapy programs are supervised by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA’s). The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) is the certifying body that grants BCBA’s their designation. This certification if known world-wide for individuals who have attained this credential. BCBA’s have a Master’s level certification, training and experience to supervise intensive interventions for children.