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by Betty Fry Williams, Ph.D. and Randy Lee Williams, Ph.D.

48 min

ABA Overview

U.S. National

48 min

Applied Behavior Analysis is widely recognized as an effective intervention for autism.

For decades therapists and educators have used ABA to help children with autism and other developmental disorders. B. F. Skinner’s research showed that behavior can be understood, predicted and changed, by analyzing the events that come before and after a behavior. This course equips you with an understanding of the relationship between antecedents, behavior and consequences, as well as stimuli and responses. You’ll also learn principles such as positive and negative reinforcement, punishment, and extinction. This visual journey will help you navigate the technical elements of ABA and appreciate how ABA can improve the lives of students with autism.

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Betty Fry Williams, Ph.D. and Randy Lee Williams, Ph.D.

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