APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYST
Applied behavior analyst designs, implements, and evaluates systematic instructional and environmental modifications for the purpose of producing socially significant improvements in and understanding of behavior based on the principles of behavior identified through the experimental analysis of behavior. It includes the identification of functional relationships between behavior and environments, and uses direct observation and measurement of behavior and environment. Contextual factors, establishing operations, antecedent stimuli, positive reinforcers, and other consequences are used, based on identified functional relationships with the environment, in order to produce practical behavior change. Includes assistant behavior analysts, who work under the supervision of an applied behavior analyst.
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last update: September 2017