(a) The practice of applied behavior analysis is the design, implementation, and evaluation
of instructional and environmental modifications to produce socially significant improvements
in human behavior.
(b) The practice of applied behavior analysis includes the empirical identification
of functional relations between behavior and environmental factors, known as functional
assessment or functional analysis.
(c) Applied behavior analysis interventions:
(1) are based on scientific research and the direct observation and measurement of
behavior and environment; and
(2) use contextual factors, motivating operations, antecedent stimuli, positive reinforcement,
and other procedures to help individuals develop new behaviors, increase or decrease
existing behaviors, and elicit or evoke behaviors under specific environmental conditions.
(d) The practice of applied behavior analysis does not include:
(1) psychological testing, psychotherapy, cognitive therapy, psychoanalysis, hypnotherapy,
or counseling as treatment modalities; or
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