What Is ABA?
Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the science of understanding and improving human behavior. It is recognized by state, federal, and scientific agencies including the US Surgeon General, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and the American Psychological Association (APA) as the most effective evidence-based intervention for learners with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Its goal is to affect meaningful changes in human behavior. Components of ABA therapy can be used with aba|tools to help children achieve verbal behavior goals, including receptive language skills and conversation.