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WHAT IS APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS (ABA)?

  • ABA is an evidence-based science that is used in an applied setting to improve socially significant behaviors.

  • ABA uses experimentation to identify the variables responsible for behavior change. 

  • ABA uses principles of behavior to address core deficits of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) such as:

    • Communication

    • Social Skills

    • Adaptive Skills

    • School Readiness Skills

WHICH BEHAVIORS DOES ABA ADDRESS?

  • Aggressive behaviors

  • Repetitive, restrictive, ritualistic behaviors

  • Elopement 

  • Noncompliance

  • Inattentiveness

  • Tantrums

WHAT IS A BOARD CERTIFIED BEHAVIOR ANALYST (BCBA)? WHAT IS A BOARD CERTIFIED ASSISTANT BEHAVIOR ANALYST (BCABA)? WHAT IS A REGISTERED LINE TECHNICIAN (RLT)?

BCBA is a graduate-level certification in behavior analysis. Professionals certified at the BCBA level are independent practitioners who provide behavior-analytic services. BCBAs supervise the work of  BCaBAs and RLTs.

BCaBA is an undergraduate-level certification in behavior analysis. Professionals certified at the BCaBA level provide behavior-analytic services under the supervision of a BCBA

RLTs are paraprofessionals licensed by the state of Louisiana. RLTs assist in delivering behavior analysis services and practice under the direction and close supervision of BCBAs and BCaBAs.