Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
ABA methods have been supported by hundreds of scientific studies spanning the past five decades and have been found to be effective by numerous agencies and organizations, such as the:
- U.S. Surgeon General
- American Academy of Pediatrics, and
- National Autism Center
ABA is a scientific approach for:
- Researching the relationship between behaviors and the environment
- Designing methods to change behavior (based on this research), and
- Applying these methods to improve behaviors that are important in people’s lives
At Behavior Frontiers, our ABA training and treatment programs focus on applying behavior methods to help improve the behaviors, as well as the overall quality of life, of individuals with autism and other special needs.
In general, ABA involves rewarding individuals for appropriate behavior and not rewarding their problem behaviors. Parents, teachers, classroom aides, therapists, and others can learn how to use these practical ABA methods to help change individuals' lives for the better.