ABA is the science that uses principles of behavior like reinforcement, extinction, motivation, etc. to teach new behaviors, and change or reduce maladaptive behaviors. Verbal Behavior or VB is simply the application of these scientific principles to language. Many create an unnecessary and ill-informed distinction between ABA and VB. A well-trained professional should make use of the principles of ABA in all areas of the child’s development to include language. In simple terms, Verbal Behavior is a comprehensive Applied Behavior Analytic approach to language.
July 11, 2014, cornerstoneac