History and Overview

  • Johnny L. Matson
  • Daniene Neal


This chapter will present developments that have resulted in the current state of applied behavior analysis (ABA). Initial parts of the chapter will be on ABA and its history with autism. The chapter will conclude with a rationale for the book and potential further developments in the future.


Autism Spectrum Disorder Intellectual Disability Developmental Disability Target Behavior Challenging Behavior 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

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