Q: What is ABA Therapy?
The ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) emerged as a new approach in the study of social individuals and as a solution to treat severe problem behaviors with successful results where previous interventions had failed (Miller, 2006). In its development as a new practice, the ABA became a useful tool for many educators, therapists, and families in the treatment of a wide range of problem behaviors. Cooper, Heron and Heward (2007) define the Applied Behavior Analysis like “the science in which tactics derived from the principles of behavior are applied systematically to improve socially significant behavior…” (p.20)
- Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2007). Applied Behavior Analysis(2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
- Miller, L.K. (2006). Principles of everyday behavior analysis (4th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadswoth.