Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is the practice of applying the psychological principles of learning theory in a systematic way to alter behavior. ABA attempts to change the behavior of the individual by first assessing the functional relationship between a targeted behavior and the environment. ABA has shown to be effective in a wide variety of areas, including the treatment of autism and intellectual disabilities, substance abuse therapy, parent training, brain injury rehabilitation and dementia management. There are varying strategies used under the umbrella of ABA and it is important to speak with an ABA trained therapist to see if this is the right type of therapy for you or your child. 

Local Experts in Applied Behavior Analysis

Angela Dotzenrod

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy

Applied Behavior Analysis, like reality therapy, considers what needs behaviors are meeting and how unwanted behaviors may be unintentionally reinforced in environments. It considers how the environment might be restructured to stop reinforcing negative behaviors and how needs can be met in more constructive ways.

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