Director of Clinical Services at Next Steps Behavioral Centers
The saying might be cliché, but when it comes to helping children reach their potential, it could not be more accurate. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), I have been encouraged to see the many industries that Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has stretched into. A brief list of examples includes the following: seatbelt use and industrial safety; environmental preservation efforts; zoology; sports Management; and gerontology. Besides the common denominator of reliance on the science of behavior, these fields use ABA in conjunction with other professional fields to achieve the best outcome for their respective clients. Much like ABA works to improve innovation and develop success within the field, it also works to collaborate with related professionals for the end goal of improvement of socially significant outcomes.