ABA is used, among others, for people with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) and allows teaching all types of skills (expressive and receptive communication, imitation skills, social skills, motor skills, independence, grooming and self-care, etc.). Behavioral difficulties are analyzed in order to develop effective individual learning programs.
Motivation is the key. Indeed, the professional looks for what the person likes and then uses it to enhance learning.
During the lessons, prompting is provided to encourage the emergence of new skills. These incentives are progressively faded out to allow the person to emit these new skills without the mediation of others.