ABA is short for “Applied Behavior Analyis”. It is a Science in itself and it’s not a bag of tricks!
“Applied behavioral analysis is simply the application of the science of learning to socially significant behaviors.”(Newman, Reeve, Reeve, & Ryan, 2005). For more on ABA please consult the ASAT (Association of Science in Autism Treatment), AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), BACB (the Behavior Analyst Certification Board) and Autism Speaks.
Parents, please look for trusted sources of information and become a savvy consumer!