What is Discrimination in ABA? Discrimination, in laypeople’s terms, has a negative connotation. However, discrimination in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has a much different meaning. Discrimination in ABA refers to the ability to distinguish between two or more stimuli. Stimuli can be anything in one’s environment-food, toys, pictures, people, or anything else. When a child […]
A Guide to Differential Reinforcement in ABA
Differential reinforcement is an evidence-based procedure used in ABA therapy. Differential reinforcement procedures can increase adaptive behaviors while simultaneously decreasing behaviors that interfere with one’s learning or quality of life. What is Differential Reinforcement? Differential reinforcement combines two core ABA principles: extinction and reinforcement. Certain behaviors are reinforced, while others are placed on extinction. This […]
What is Generalization in ABA?
Generalization is a strategy in ABA to ensure that learned skills carry over to new situations. Learn strategies to increase generalization during teaching.
Behavior Intervention 101: The 4 Functions of Behavior
What are the 4 functions of behavior in ABA? This article explains what is meant by function of behavior, how to identify the four functions (escape, attention, tangible, sensory), and answer frequently asked questions!