Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

* Applied Behavior Analysis primarily works on positive reinforcement and the motivation of the child

* To increase positive behaviours (eg. Reinforcement procedures increase positive behavior or social interaction)

* To teach new skills ( eg. Systematic instructions and reinforcement procedures teach functional life skills, communication skills, or social skills)

* To maintain behaviours ( eg. Teaching self control and monitoring procedures to maintain new social skills)

* To generalize or to transfer behavior from one situation or response to another (eg. From completing assigned tasks in the resource room to performing as well in the mainstream classroom)

* To reduce interfering behaviours (eg. Self-injury or stereotype)