Applied Behavioral Analysis
Applied behavioral analysis is the application of appropriate interventions to change, correct, or modify behaviors that are disruptive, difficult, or inappropriate.
These interventions are based on well-researched principles of
They are carefully measured to evaluate the success of the intervention.
For example, you are working with a intellectually-handicapped individual who has poor table manners. First, you identify the specific mannerism to change. For instance, talking with their mouth full. A goal would then be established to teach this person to chew and swallow before talking. You would take a baseline score of the behavior, apply the training intervention, and the remeasure to see how much improvement is made. Applied behavioral analysis is shown to be very effective in treatment of addiction, behavioral issues, and autism spectrum disorders.