Conventional Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) uses the environment and reinforcement to shape people’s behavior. It comes out of the work of BF Skinner and many other great behavior psychologists who have evolved and pioneered the field of study. Many others, along with Skinner, have shaped the field into what it has become today, including Baer, Wolf, Rilsey, Iawata, Lovas, and Sunburg.
The newly evolving field we’re calling, Heart-Centered ABA, honors the giants who created this field. It recognizes the tremendous contributions of all the greats in this discipline. Heart-Centered ABA also acknowledges the atrocities and cruelty that have been committed in the name of behavioral science. Heart-Centered ABA uses empathy, acceptance, and unconditional love synthesized with the principles of conventional ABA to help all people realize their full potential. Heart-Centered ABA is dedicated to end isolation and foster community—one family at a time, one client at a time, one connection at a time.
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