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Applied Behavior Analysis Explained


Applied Behavior Analysis - Is the belief in the idea that people with autism will react better when a behavior is honored, rather than the behavior being ignored wholly.


Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) begins with an assessment, this is to establish 4 things:

Define the behavioural problem in behavioural terms.

Take a baseline of how frequently or retentive the behavioural problem occurs.

Note the antecedents of the behavioural problem.

Note the consequences of the behavioural problem


Once a baseline has been established a therapist will begin behavioural intervention, and proceed to monitor the frequency with which the behavioural problem occurs.After a sensible amount of time, the therapist will analogize changes in the frequency of the behavioural problem to the baseline to establish if the behavioural intervention is working.


Noting the antecedents of the behavioural problem; This merely means keeping a diary of what happens instantly before the behavioural problem occurs. For instance, if a child is hitting their brother or sister after a parent says "no"; to them for something, then the parent stating "no" is an antecedent.


Noting the consequences of the behavioural problem; Simply means incorporate in your diary what happens to the child as a result of the behavioural problem. The consequence of hitting their brother or sister, so for instance, if the child hits away, after being stated "no" and then parent gives in to whatever the child was being stated “no” too, then the parent giving in is the consequence.

So once this groundwork has been done the next step would be for the therapist to put up a behavioural intervention.When we believe of behavior we course believe of fast-growing behaviors or (behavioural excesses).


But the not so obvious are the behavioural deficits, Some examples of behavioural deficits are: attention deficits; not following directions; missing the advantageous age- skills, such as being toilet trained; being ineffective to dress and feed advantageous to their age; behaviors, no compete skills, ineffective to feign or copy; motivation problems; shyness delayed speech or no speech, hapless use of language; no co-surgical compete skills, or twist taking; depression; hypo activity; and withdrawal.


So mostly talking, if there is a behavioural excess, then the idea would be to take a behavioural intervention to diminish it.If there is a behavioural deficit, the idea would be to take a behavioural intervention to increase it.So for example if a child is shouting to get what he or she wants then the advantageous ABA program would be to merely infect the child what he or she wants when they use the advantageous language or other method discoursed when the ABA is put up.


Finally once the ABA program has been deemed a success, the therapist will desire to do certain the changes in behavior are lasting. And that any re-enforcers that were used to establish the behavior are slow withdrawn, so that the behavior can proceed without re-enforcer, for example sweets that may have been given to re-implement the learnt behavior.

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