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.