APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS (ABA)

During these sessions, my therapist likes to focus on improving specific behaviors, such as social skills, communication, reading, and academics as well as adaptive learning skills, such as fine motor dexterity, hygiene, grooming, and more

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) entails the comprehensive application of behavioral principles to enhance the development, abilities and self direction skills of children and adults. ABA is the underlying educational approach at Shema Kolainu - Hear Our Voices. Thanks to the field of ABA, children with autism have been able to make greater strides than anyone might have imagined just a few decades ago!
Applied Behavior Analysis is the design, implementation, and evaluation of environmental modifications to produce socially significant improvement in human behavior.
ABA includes the use of direct observation, measurement, and functional analysis of the relations between environment and behavior. ABA uses antecedent stimuli and consequences, based on the findings of descriptive and functional analysis, to produce practical change.
ABA is based on the belief that an individuals behavior is determined by past and current environmental events in conjunction with organic variables such as genetics. Thus, it focuses on explaining behavior in terms of external events that can be manipulated rather than internal constructs that are beyond our control.