If you have started ABA Therapy, you may have heard the term ABC Data. In some cases, the Board-Certified Behavior therapist (BCBA) will ask parents to record ABC Data after sessions. ABC stands for Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence.
- The events, action, or circumstances that occur before a behavior.
- The behavior that occurred.
- The action or response that follows the behavior.
The method includes observing a behavior directly. The tool is used to understand the function. The function of the behavior helps determine a program. The Behavior Technicians teach skills that will allow the child to communicate their needs appropriately.