This month we were fortunate to have a senior behavior analyst with us who has many years of experience in training Behavior Analysts and working with children on the autism spectrum. Siri Ming spoke to us at the brand new New York University Campus of Abu Dhabi and explained “what it means to provide “Good ABA” (Applied Behavior Analysis). Siri Spoke about the Seven Dimensions of ABA:
- Applied: Applied interventions deal with problems of demonstrated social importance.
- Behavioral: Applied interventions deal with measurable behavior (or reports if they can be validated).
- Analytic: Applied interventions require an objective demonstration that the procedures caused the effect.
- Technological: Applied interventions are described well enough that they can be implemented by anyone with training and resources.
- Conceptual Systems: Applied interventions arise from a specific and identifiable theoretical base rather than being a set of packages or tricks.
- Effective: Applied interventions produce strong, socially important effects.
- Generality: Applied interventions are designed from the outset to operate in new environments and continue after the formal treatments have ended
Thank you so much Siri!
As always we are so very Grateful to New York University Community Outreach Department and Student Volunteers for their support with organization and space! Specially Thankful for the ASN members’ participation which is the lifeline of this network! Once again we had audience members from Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah and Abu Dhabi.
For more information about Applied Behavior Analysts please visitwww.bacb.com