Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
ABA is a behavioral methodology that systematically applies interventions based upon principles of learning theory and operant conditioning to develop adaptive, prosocial behavior and reduce maladaptive behavior. In ABA targeted behaviors are rewarded with positive reinforcement in order to strengthen/increase the frequency of those behaviors. Treatment techniques include Discrete Trial Training (DTT), Natural Environment Training (NET); Pivotal Response Training (PRT) and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).
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