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Author: Lauren Chase and Breanna Jump

One of the goals of applied behavior analysis (ABA) is to help people learn the skills they need to be successful in their daily activities. Said another way, teaching a person what to do (i.e., target behavior) in a situation (i.e., cue) to get a preferred outcome (i.e., reinforcer).  Learning often occurs through rules and/or direct experience. An example of a rule is a parent telling a...