Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the science of studying how people learn and behave. ABA therapy is helpful for children who have autism. The main goal of ABA is to help your child make positive behavior changes.
Types of ABA Therapy
ABA programs can differ a lot from one to another. The therapy might take place at home or in school, in a group, or one on one. One of the goals of ABA is to figure out what type of environment or type of learning works best for your child.
ABA promotes positive behavior by making changes in a child’s environment and teaching helpful skills, including:
- Self-help skills
- Social interaction
- Managing problem behavior
- Language and communication
- Play and leisure skills
- Safety skills
- Academic skills