ABA Applied Behavior Analysis | Special Education Decoded


– Hey there, I’m Luke. In today’s episode we’re
gonna focus on ABAs, or applied behavior analysis. Specifically we’ll focus on
four of the following areas, number one, what does ABA or
applied behavior analysis mean? Number two, what is ABA used for? Number three, how does
the ABA process work? And number four, some
additional information. All of this and so much more in today’s episode of Special Education Decoded. (upbeat music) All right, before we dive into
ABAs I’m hoping you can help. On the bottom right
hand side of your screen you will see a little logo with
the word ‘Subscribe’ on it. Click that real quick, thank you so much. All right, let’s dive in
and help shed some light onto yet another special
education acronym. ABA, or applied behavior analysis is defined as a type of therapy used to decrease inappropriate behaviors and increase appropriate behaviors. It is number one, mostly used
for children with autism, but can work for anyone
with behavior issues. Number two, ABA increases
language and communication skills. Number three, it can improve attention, memory, academics, and focus. Applied behavior analysis
is primarily used as a short term therapy and aides in the understanding of
how the behavior works, how the behavior can be
affected by the environment, and how learning takes place. So who’s actively involved
in monitoring the results? Well parents, teachers,
and IEP team members. Now that we have a grasp on what applied behavior analysis
is and why it’s used, let’s discuss briefly what an ABA entails. Number one, a behavior analyst, or BCBA, will write a detailed assessment based on the child or adult’s interests, preferences, behaviors, and environment. Once the assessment is complete
the therapist will then write treatment goals
using this information. The behavior analyst, or BCBA, frequently meets with parents, teachers, and the support team. Now it’s important to note an ABA is written specifically for an individual and is not a one-size-fits-all. Now I know that process we
covered may seem simple, but it can be very effective. All right, the final
portion of today’s episode is to discuss some additional information regarding an applied behavior analysis. Applied behavior therapy
can be used within the school setting or just
out in the local community. When establishing a behavior
intervention plan, or BIP, ABA therapy can be
included as a treatment. Now if you want more information on a BIP, please see our video on that topic. One of the most important aspects of an ABA is understanding the behavior. This is done using the ABC method. The A stands for antecedent, and that’s what occurs
right before the behavior. It can be verbal, physical, from the environment, or even internal. The B stands for behavior,
which is the response, and C stands for consequence, or the action that comes
after the behavior. And that’s it for applied
behavior analysis. I truly hope this video helped you understand more about ABAs, or at the very least open up your mind to ask more questions for your child. If you like what you saw, please consider
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us using the information located in the video description. We absolutely love interacting with our incredible community, and strive to help simplify the crazy world of special education. From all of us at specialedresource.com, thank you for watching this episode of Special Education Decoded. We’ll see you in the next video. (hum)

1 thought on “ABA Applied Behavior Analysis | Special Education Decoded”

  1. LOVE that you are presenting this to Sped Ed teachers. I am a BCBA AND a Sped Ed teacher. You did a great job! Thank you, for promoting ABA.

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