Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a professional field that helps people solve socially important problems, both for the individual and for the benefit of society and the culture at large. ABA seeks to establish and strengthen useful skills and positive behaviors.
Behavior Analysts are broadly interested in the science of human behavior and learning. They seek to:
- Improve specific behaviors instead of focusing on labels or “traits”
- Analyze and describe current environmental events affecting learner behaviors
- Alter environmental events to improve learning
- Use evidence-based treatment procedures
- Measure behavior change
- Precisely implement data driven interventions
Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.®
The BACB’s mission is to develop, promote, and implement a voluntary international certification program for behavior analyst practitioners (www.bacb.com). Two credentials are currently available: Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®) and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA®).
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