By Mickey Keenan, Mary Henderson, Ken P. Kerr, Karola Dillenburger
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is the applied branch of the science of behaviour analysis. As with other sciences it has developed special techniques for observing natural phenomena; in this instance, behaviour. From these observations and associated investigative techniques, ABA has developed new ways to explain behaviour. These explanations have implications for every aspect of human behaviour. For children with autism, ABA has brought new scientific standards for addressing the whole gamut of problems that define this condition, including strategies for enhancing social and communication skills.