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Jul252010

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is an approach to psychological therapy which stems from the behaviour therapy roots of CBT. It is based on the principles of operant conditioning, which acknowledges that providing a positive event after a behaviour, increases the chances that a person will act in the same way in the future.


Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) techniques have been proven in many studies as the leading proven treatment and method of choice on treating extreme and challenging behaviours including self harming behaviours, individuals with intellectual disability or developmental disorders, at any level of severity. The ultimate goal of ABA is to find a way of motivating the individual, using a number of different strategies and positive reinforcement techniques, to ensure that the sessions are enjoyable and productive and that more helpful and desirable behaviours are experienced.