What ABA Is
Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the science of changing behavior and can be used to prevent problem behavior, reduce existing problem behavior, and teach new skills including communication, social, academic, and self-help skills. In short, ABA is simply good teaching.
Who Benefits From ABA
Over 60 years of research have validated the use of ABA to teach individuals of all ages and abilities with a variety of diagnoses. ABA has been studied with neurotypical individuals as well as individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID), autism spectrum disorders (ASD), developmental disabilities (e.g., Down syndrome, cerebral palsy), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities (LD), and schizophrenia.