What is ABA?

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapy based on empirically validated learning principles, including operant and classical conditioning.  It involves a systematic process of objective data collection on the problem behaviors to be changed, and the step-by-step behavioral modification of the behavior through reshaping of alternate (“better”) behavior.  Children with autism or intellectual/development impairment can have difficulties complying with the requests of adults and peers, and with learning the social behaviors that other kids pick up naturally.  ABA addresses both of these issues and has a substantial body of empirical support.  Beyond its application to autism or intellectual/development impairment, ABA has been empirically shown to be effective in a wide variety of areas, including parent training for typically developing children, in substance abuse treatment, dementia management, brain injury rehabilitation, occupational safety intervention, among others area.

ABA therapists are board certified by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board.


Our TABA Lab team has 3 board certified behavior analysts on staff.