WHAT IS APPLIED BEHAVIOUR ANALYSIS (ABA)?
"Behavior analysis practitioners design, implement and evaluate behaviour change programs that consist of behaviour change tactics derived from fundamental principles of behaviour discovered by basic researchers, and that have been experimentally validated for their effects on socially significant behaviours by applied researchers." (Cooper, Heron & Heward, 2007)
ABA is used worldwide with five decades of clinical and academic research supporting its practice. Many hundreds of research papers have been published on ABA for autism and other developmental disabilities.
ABA is used to change behaviours by evaluating the functional relationship between behaviour and the environment. Individual programs are structured to incorporate the teaching of appropriate and functional replacement behaviours to ensure successful, meaningful and brighter outcomes for each child and their family.
With an emphasis on humane and safe practices, our programs based on ABA focus on improving socially significant behaviours, as well as the overall quality of life, of children with Autism and other developmental disorders.