What is ABA?

ABA stands for "Applied Behavioral Analysis". 

It is the application of evidence-based behavioral interventions to improve skills including:  

  • Social
  • Language
  • Daily living
  • Functional/Vocational
  • Academic

Who can receive ABA?

Any age/skill group

We serve clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related developmental disabilities including, but not limited to:

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Down-syndrome
  • Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) 
  • Epilepsy
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Intellectual Disabilities

Who provides ABA services?

BT - Behavior Technician

RBT - Registered Behavior Technician

BCaBA - Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst 

BCBA/BCBA-D - Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Basic ABA Terminology

ABA - Applied Behavior Analysis

Positive Reinforcement - Adding a stimulus to the environment to increase the occurrence  of the behavior.

Negative Reinforcement - Removing a stimulus from the environment to increase the occurrence  of the behavior.

Positive Punishment - Adding a stimulus to the environment to decrease the occurrence of the behavior.

Negative Punishment - Removing a stimulus from the environment to increase the frequency of the behavior.

BIP/BSP - Behavior Intervention Plan/ Behavior Support Plan

FA - Functional Analysis

FBA - Functional Behavior Analysis

ABC data - Antecedent Behavior Consequence data

PDDBI - PDD Behavior Inventory

ABLLS-R - The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills - Revised

AFLS - The Assessment of Functional Living Skills

VB-MAPP - The Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program