What are the 7 Dimensions of ABA?
And what do they mean for programming at the REC?The 7 Functions of ABA #GETACAB Click To Tweet
|What does this mean?||How do we do this at the REC?|
|Generality||Results are lasting and able to be replicated in multiple environments, with different sets of materials, and with novel people.||We are not done teaching a skill until it is generalized to environments outside of the REC (parents able to replicate at home.)|
|Effective||Results are to the extent that they are socially valid.||
This means that we will work on replacing interfering behaviors with new skills until the behaviors are reduced to a level that is meaningful to the student’s life.
|Technological||Procedure is written out in detail so as to be able to be replicated by anyone.||At the REC we write out our lesson plans so that everyone working with the student can be consistent with each other and therefore learning is more efficient.|
|Applied||The behavior is socially important and meaningful to the individual’s life.||We work with students and families to choose goals that are meaningful in the child and family’s life.|
|Conceptually systematic||Behavior principles are utilized.||We go back to the science of behavior and utilize methods that work with these principles. For example, positive reinforcement is utilized throughout sessions.|
|Analytic||Demonstrates a functional relationship between the behavior and the environment.||At the REC we look at the function of the interfering behavior and how it is affected by the environment before we teach replacement behaviors.|
|Behavioral||The behavior is something that you can see and measure.||
We write our goals in measureable observable terms.