SOCIALLY SIGNIFICANT BEHAVIORS
“Socially significant behaviors” include reading, academics, social skills, communication, and adaptive living skills. Adaptive living skills include gross and fine motor skills, eating and food preparation, toileting, dressing, personal self-care, domestic skills, time and punctuality, money and value, home and community orientation, and work skills.
ABA methods are used to support persons with autism in at least five ways:
To increase behaviors
To teach new skills
To generalize or to transfer behavior from one situation or response to another
To restrict or narrow conditions under which interfering behaviors occur
To reduce interfering behaviors