Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific approach that uses behavioral interventions to decrease maladaptive behavior and teach socially significant behaviors. Social significant behaviors are referred to behaviors that are important to the client, the family, and society.
Some behavioral interventions that are used are positive reinforcement, natural environment teaching, parent implementation instruction, and more. ABA can be used for a variety of populations, like gambling addictions, juvenile delinquency, traumatic brain injury, and others. Specifically, ABA has been highly effective as a treatment for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) has a graduate-level certification in behavior analysis. BCBAs are practitioners who provide the behavior-analytic services. When a client seeks ABA services, the BCBA will assess them and make their plan of care with the dosage of hours they will receive per week. Our company provides services to children with an Autism Spectrum Diagnosis in the home and community setting. Under the supervision of a BCBA, the Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) provide the therapeutic services. RBTs are paraprofessionals certified in behavior analysis and provide the direct services to the clients.