What happens before and after a behavior?
A 'not so science-y' approach to behavior
ABA goes much deeper than looking at only the behavior itself. In order to promote appropriate behaviors, tackle inappropriate behaviors and develop new ones, it is crucial to look at what happens directly before a behavior, in the ‘ABA world’ called an antecedent, and what happens directly after the behavior, is termed a consequence. The chart below gives an everyday scenario that focuses on the behavior of appropriately asking for a bag of chips