What is Applied Behavior Analysis?
"Behavior analysis focuses on the principles that explain how learning takes place. Positive reinforcement is one such principle. When a behavior is followed by some sort of reward, the behavior is more likely to be repeated. Through decades of research, the field of behavior analysis has developed many techniques for increasing useful behaviors and reducing those that may cause harm or interfere with learning.
Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the use of these techniques and principles to bring about meaningful and positive change in behavior." -Autism Speaks
What is a BCaBA?
BCaBA stands for Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst. A BCaBA works under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with children and families to help develop routines, programs, and reinforcement systems to increase desired behaviors and decrease undesired behaviors.
Heather works in both home and school settings to consult with families, teachers, and school administrators on how to best work with children engaging in problematic behaviors so they can better access learning and gain independence in daily living skills.