"He who saves a single life, it is as though he has saved the entire world."- Talmud
APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS
The New York State Health Department, in its Clinical Practice Guidelines, states: “It is recommended that principles of applied behavior analysis and behavior intervention strategies be included as an important element of any intervention program for young children with autism.” Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA, is an array of teaching procedures based on the science of human behavior, that are derived from almost 100 years of laboratory research on the factors that control learning. Scientific evidence has established that high quality ABA administered to individuals with autism at a high intensity and duration produces comprehensive and lasting gains in many important areas of skill. ABA has been successfully employed in educating persons with autism at all ages, but studies show that early, intensive intervention employing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis produce the best results. The earlier treatment is begun, the better the prospects for successful integration into a regular school setting.