May 18, 2015

Why is Certification Important?

As Jessyi mentioned in her previous post, there are several ways to find certified professionals to provide services to your child. Specifically, the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) provides a way to look up and contact Board Certified Behavior Analysts in your area. But it’s important to review why you should seek out a Board... Read More

May 12, 2015

What is ABA?

ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. ABA seeks to apply the principles of behavioral science to change specific behaviors of individuals in a socially significant and acceptable way. Behavior Analysts (practitioners of ABA) focus on environmental contributions to behavior in order to change them. Baer, Wolf, and Risley (1968), three prominent, early practitioners of ABA,... Read More