Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the study of the functional relationship between the patient’s behaviors and their environment. Data is collected on the stimuli that elicits, increases, decreases, or maintains the patient’s behavior. The data is analyzed and a treatment plan or an individualized ABA program is created for optimal treatment effectiveness.
The goal of a behavior analyst is to utilize behavioral contingencies to increase the patient’s functional skills, which will replace unwanted maladaptive behaviors to improve quality of life. PLT seeks to enable the patient to adapt to their environment thus preparing them for a brighter future.