Applied Psychology – Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a discipline that focuses on the improvement of human behavior. Treatment procedures are based on research and include a wide range of behavior-changing strategies that put behavior principles into practice. So in this post, we’ll address some elements of Applied Psychology – Applied Behavior Analysis.

Very helpful in understanding Applied Behavioral Analysis is this video named “Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis” in which Christina Low Kapalu, Ph.D. (Children’s Mercy in Kansas City) explains all about it.

A thorough understanding of these principles allows us to apply behavior-changing procedures more effectively and allows families to see the fundamental effects of our strategies. Teaching families to implement these procedures extends the positive effects of therapy beyond the therapy session.

The Art of Behavioral Design utilizes methodology based on the principles of behavior to improve the quality of life for children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays.

Behavioral Scientists are generally very experienced in working with children in schools, homes, residential treatment centers, and foster care. They usually will at least have a bachelor’s degree in an academic field like Elementary Education and many also hold a master’s degree, for example in Psychology. These professionals are able to combine the behavioral and academic needs of a child and provide well-rounded, effective training in life skills.

Some also have extensive backgrounds in business management and advanced skills in staff training, marketing, customer service, medical billing, and administrative support. These specialists may provide customer support and intake services, and be very useful for marketing development and program enhancement.