Is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Right for Your Child?

What Is Applied Behavior Analysis?

Applied Behavior analysis is a special type of therapy that is done to improve social, communication, and learning skills through reinforcement strategies. ABA is considered by many experts as a gold-standard treatment for children with developmental issues like autism spectrum disorder (ASD) [1].

However, it can also be used as a treatment option for other conditions such as:

  • Dementia [2]
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance use disorder
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Anger issues
  • Anxiety, panic disorders, phobia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) [3]
  • Borderline personality disorder

Keep reading this article to learn about the use of ABA for children, including how it works, its cost, and many more.