Applied Behaviour Analysis

What is Applied Behaviour Analysis?

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a field of study that addresses socially important problems. ABA promotes meaningful and socially significant behaviour change. It does so by focusing on how behaviour works, or how learning takes place.

Most importantly, ABA works under the assumption that when a behaviour is followed by something valuable, it is more likely to happen again in the future. As a result, this promotes a positive approach to teaching and learning.

Decades of empirical research have resulted in the emergence of ABA as a chosen foundation for autism-specific interventions. ABA is effective for reducing challenging behaviours across many populations.

The principles of ABA to support and teach individuals with autism can be used in a range of contexts. These contexts include the home, one-to-one teaching settings, classrooms and the community.

Our team at Sunnyside Children’s Clinic provide practical training in the use of Applied Behaviour Analysis to families, professionals and fellow Behaviour Analysts. We have “tried and tested” training strategies in place, and will individualise our training provision to your needs.