Applied behaviour analysis (ABA) is often used as an intervention for ASD
Behaviour analysis focuses on the principles that explain how learning takes place. Positive reinforcement is one such principle.
When a behaviour is followed by some sort of reward, the behaviour is more likely to be repeated. Through decades of research, the field of behaviour analysis has developed many techniques for increasing useful behaviours and reducing those that may cause harm or interfere with learning.
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is the use of these techniques and principles to bring about meaningful and positive change in behaviour used as an intervention for Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Generally ABA is not something that Hampshire County Council provides, however, if you would like further information on the THOMAS Outreach Programme, for children with ASD, please see the guide for parents and carers from the "downloads" on the right of this page.