Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program
The ABA program of study was initially used for children on the Autism Spectrum. This therapy utilises the application of behavioural theories and is carried out by a trained ABA therapist. Some of the techniques that are used are: negative and positive reinforcement, prompting, shaping, fading and extinction. These techniques aim to encourage desirable behaviors and eliminate the undesirable ones, facilitate language development, and reinforce positive skills and appropriate social skills behaviour. Today, ABA principles are being used for various special needs cases, in order to achieve appropriate behaviour and to facilitate learning among students.