Used as a scientific approach to understanding behavior, applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a method of therapy used to improve or change specific behaviors. Applied behavior analysis is the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree.
Applied Behavior analysis differs from Mental Health treatment in the frequency of the service. Applied behavior analysis has a higher frequency of weekly sessions, compare to Mental Health, which is usually one weekly session. In addition, behavior analysis is offered in the setting where the maladaptive behavior presents in contrast with Mental Health, which is typically conducted in an office setting.
They also differ in the types of interventions used and methods of implementation. If you have any further questions about the difference between these two services, you can call our office and we will be glad to provide you with further information and help you identify which service you would benefit the most.