Applied Behavioral Analyses (ABA) is based on 7 core dimensions. Any interventions your therapist uses with your child will fall within or be defined by these 7 categories. Therapists use the anagram GET A CAB to remember each part of the therapy.
G is for Generalization: This is moving skills from one situation to another. Sometimes your child with autism may perform certain skills like using the potty in one location but not in another. Generalization is the process of moving this skill from one place to another.
E is for Effective interventions: All interventions are monitored to ensure effectiveness and to see how they impact the behavior you are trying to change. They must be strong changes that affect something for the better.
T is for Technological: Where interventions and procedures are described thoroughly enough that anyone trained can implement them.
A is for Applied: Socially significant behaviors are worked on, more so than others.
C is for Conceptually Systematic: The concept of the interventions is chosen from a specific theoretical base, rather than just a trick.
A is for Analytic: All decisions for an intervention or anything within the therapy must be data related.
B is for Behavioral: Only behavior that can be observed and measured should be targeted.
In ABA when measurable behaviors are targeted based on how well it will help your child cope in society, data is collected and explainable interventions are tried and tested, then your child will go far. ABA is a therapy where you record the changes in your child for the better, or worse leaving nothing to chance. This is why this therapy is so effective and gets results more often than any other intervention.