WHAT IS ABA THERAPY?
Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA, is the scientific approach to the study of human behavior. ABA was first founded as a field in 1968, though its roots can be traced back to the work of B.F. Skinner. The focus of applied behavior analysis is to change socially significant behaviors by manipulating the environment, and providing consequences to increase or decrease behaviors.
Each individual is different, and as a result, ABA aims to target skills that are specific to the individual. Some skills that may be targeted during ABA therapy include, but are not limited to:
-Functional Communication, such as requesting items and answering questions
-Social Skills, such as conversations with peers, sharing, and playing games
-Functional Living skills, such as toileting, brushing teeth, cleaning, and chores
-Play Skills, such as appropriate play with toys and peers
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