Applied Behavior Analysis is a well-developed science, based on the studies of B.F. Skinner, with a focus on the study of human behavior.  Objective data helps gauge progress and therefore guides clinical practice and instructional decisions.  ABA is effective because it breaks skills into a series of smaller steps to teach socially appropriate behaviors and responses.

ABA asserts that:

  • Behavior can be studied
  • Human behavior follows certain patterns
  • Behavior is a function of genetics and environment (nature and nurture)

ABA is used successfully to treat a number of individuals in a variety of settings.