What is Applied Behaviour Analysis?

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is an approach based on the study of the interaction between behavior and its environment. 

 

It is an evidence-based approach found to be highly effective for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and special learning profiles.

 

The use of Applied Behaviour Analysis generally emphasise on two areas: Skills Acquisition and Behaviour Management.

Applied

Focusing on skills that are socially significant in order to improve clients' lives

Behavioural

Targeting skills that are observable and measurable

Generalised

Making sure that acquired skills could maintain over time and appear across different settings.

Effective

Evaluating data continuously and keeping the interventions effective

Conceptually Systematic

Implementing evidence-based techniques and teaching methods

Analytic

Making clinical decisions relying on ongoing data

Technological

Listing out procedures in programs clearly and concisely

Skill Acquisition

Profile of a Sample Student

Readiness Skills
Play & Social Skills
Communication Skills
Visual Skills
Gross & Fine Motor Skills
Imitation Skills
Group Skills
Academic Skills
Cognitive Skills
Self-Help Skills

Behavioural Management

Profile of a Sample Student

Screaming
Hitting
Non-compliant
Self-Stimulatory Behaviour