Definitions for "Applied Behavior Analysis"
The application of the science of behavior to modify the behavior of an individual or group. ABA is often used synonymously (and I believe erroneously) with specific programs for teaching children with autism (such as a program in the style of O. Ivar Lovaas, or the UCLA model), especially those based on discrete trials. [ read more on Applied Behavior Analysis][ Return to the top of the page
a discipline devoted to the understanding and improvement of human behavior
The science and discipline devoted to understanding and improving human behavior by applying basic behavioral principles to learning and teaching.