January 1st, 2012 | Admin
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ABA is a science that uses the principles of analysis of behaviors to improve socially significant behavior by using experimentation to identify the variables responsible for change in behavior. Human behavior includes everything we do, including thinking and feeling.
ABA based techniques are used to treat autism, so much so that ABA it often mistakenly considered to be a therapy for autism. The most widely cited review of the efficacy of treatment for autism is the National Research Council’s book on Educating Children with Autism (2001). They concluded that ABA was the best research supported and most effective treatment for the main characteristics of autism. More recent reviews of the efficacy of ABA for autism are as follows: