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Why does a certain behavior happen? Why is my kid doing this?  In ABA, we look at three possible functions of behavior. These are the reasons behaviors occur: access/attention, escape/avoidance, and automatic reinforcement. Some people may refer to access as “tangible” and some may refer to automatic reinforcement as “sensory.” 1. Access/Attention This is a […]

Functions of Behavior – The “Why” Behind the Behavior


So my kid was just diagnosed with a developmental disorder and/or recommended ABA services….now what?! What even is ABA? ABA is short for Applied Behavior Analysis. Behavior analysis is the science of behavior. In ABA, this science examines the way behaviors are learned and may change over time. ABA is used to reduce challenging or […]

My Kid Was Just Diagnosed… Now What?