What is ABA?
Applied Behavior Analysis is a discipline devoted to understanding human behavior and to bringing about improvements in behavior and quality of life that are significant to the individuals involved.  Applied Behavior Analysis does this through application of empirically validated, scientific methodology to real-world problems and solutions. Applied Behavior Analysis has applications in general and special education at all levels; business and industry; autism and intellectual disabilities; treatment of psychiatric disorders and family relationships; geriatrics; general and specialty medicine; and numerous other areas.  For more information on the scope of Applied Behavior Analysis, one could visit the Association for Behavior Analysis International's website (www.abainternational.org), and click on Special Interests.