Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Applied Behavior Analysis ie ABA

What is it and why do we need it? The process of analyzing the ABCs is called a Functional Analysis. There are 3 tenets of applied behavior analysis.

And remember this: To change behavior we must change the environment, not the bird.

1. Behavior has function.

2. Future behavior is related to past consequences.

3. Thoughtful arrangement of the environment enables us to facilitate and maintain successful behaviors.

The ABCs of behavior are the smallest meaningful unit.
Applied Behavior Analysis ie ABA or Positive Reinforcement

Antecedent are those stimuli, events or conditions that occur immediately before the behavior, which function to set the occasion for the bird to exhibit the behavior.

Of course, you know behavior and when doing your Functional Analysis, behavior is always filled in first.

Consequences are those stimuli, events or conditions that occur immediately after the behavior, which function as feedback about how to behave again in the future.

So it goes like this:

A means antecedent
B means behavior
C means consequence

And then there is Possible Future Behavior or what is likely to happen in the future given the consequence.

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