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Applied Behavioural Analysis
​​Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) ​is an evidence-based approach to systematically promote​ socially significant behaviours. ABA ​focuses on the observable relationship of behaviour to the environment, including antecedents and consequences, to determine why behaviour is happening. By functionally assessing the relationship between a targeted behaviour and the environment, the methods of ABA can be used to change that behaviour.

Methods of Applied Behavioural Analysis include but are not limited to:

  • ​​Visual Strategies
  • Prompting
  • Task Analyses
  • Shaping
  • Chaining
  • Modeling​
  • Reinforcement
  • Data Collection 

Programs are:

  • Individualized - Including student strengths and needs
  • Proactive
  • Maintained using positive reinforcement techniques
  • Analyzed based on data collection
  • Designed to incorporate generalization strategies so skills are demonstrated across multiple environments

LKDSB ABA Specialists:

Laurie McCarthy
Dr. Emily Burns

Laurie and Emily work directly with students, families, school teams and community partners to create environments in which students learn, grow and thrive!

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