Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy strives to increase socially significant behaviors and reduce maladaptive behaviors. ABA uses motivation, variables in the environment, and positive reinforcement to change behavior. Decades of research validate treatments based on ABA.
More simply, ABA therapy is used with individuals to improve specific behaviors including social skills, communication, adaptive learning or daily living skills, and many others. We like to say that if we can see it, we can treat it.