What is Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA).
ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis and is the applied science derived from the basic science known as Behavior Analysis.
Applied Behavior Analysis) and is the applied science derived from the basic science known as Behavior Analysis (Skinner, 1953 – “Science and Human Behavior”).
Applied behavioral analysis is the science of understanding and improving human behavior.
It is a scientific approach to the study of human behavior to discover the environmental variables that influence the delivery of socially significant behaviors and the development of behavior change technology that takes practical advantage of these findings.
Applied Behavior Analysis systematically applies interventions designed to improve socially significant behaviors including academic, social, communication, and adaptive skills. Effectiveness and efficiency are translated into precise intervention plans and strategies made available to people with “special needs”, that is, those who, for reasons sometimes clear but mostly still unknown, cannot take advantage of the opportunities that life “normally” offers.
Studies show that the application of Behavior Analysis determines significant improvements in intellectual abilities, communication and language, adaptive behaviors in children in the autism spectrum; the involvement of all figures that are part of the context of life of the subject is essential so that we can speak of an intervention not only effective but also generalized.
The ABA does not forget the individuality of each person as it starts from making a “picture” of the person by defining the characteristics, preferences, skills present emerging and absent, what is necessary to teach respecting the dignity and values of the person and protecting his social image, ensuring a process of inclusion aimed at improving the quality of life.