What is ABA

What is ABA?

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) therapy is an evidence-based behaviour modification therapy which can be effective for children with autism using certain principles of operant conditioning. ABA seeks to reinforce positive behaviours through rewards and seeks to discourage negative behaviours.

A common protocol in applying ABA therapy can be stated as:

  1. State Goals:

  2. Monitor Behaviour:

  3. Reinforce Desired Behaviour:

  4. Reduce Incentives for Undesired Behaviour:

ABA therapy programs can help:

  • Increase language and communication skills

  • Improve attention, focus, social skills, memory, and academics

  • Decrease problem behaviours