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with Heather Gilmore, MSW, LLMSW, BCBA

15 Fields to Apply Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services

Applied behavior analysis is most known for its application to children with autism spectrum disorder. However, this is not the only field that ABA can be applied. Additionally, ABA is not even specifically an autism treatment. More accurately, “Applied Behavior Analysis is the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree, and to demonstrate that the interventions employed are responsible for the improvement in behavior(1).” (Ref: Applied Behavioral Strategies)

See this video for some examples of ABA:

Following is a list of just some of the various fields of ABA. Please leave any other fields or areas in which ABA is used in the comments and I will be glad to add them to this list. It is helpful to understand that, although ABA is extremely helpful for children with autism, ABA can be used in so much more than just with that population.

  • Animal Training
  • Organizational Behavior Management
  • Classrooms/Schools
  • Parenting
  • Marketing
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Medicine and Health
  • Mental Health Disorders (Such as oppositional defiant disorder, depression, etc.)
  • Environment/Sustainable Societies
  • Gerontology
  • Forensics
  • Gambling
  • Sports
  • Physical Health


15 Fields to Apply Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services

Heather Gilmore, MSW, LLMSW, BCBA

Heather Gilmore, MSW, LLMSW, BCBA. Heather is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Heather has also obtained a master's degree in clinical social work and a bachelor's degree in psychology with a youth services minor. Additionally, Heather is a freelance writer. Heather takes interest in topics related to parenting, children, families, personal development, health and wellness, applied behavior analysis, happiness, and life coaching as well as Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and other learning disabilities.Contact Heather if you would like to inquire about obtaining her freelance writing services.You can view her personal blog/website at and email her at


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APA Reference
Gilmore, H. (2016). 15 Fields to Apply Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 21, 2018, from