ABA specialist or applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapist is a therapy professional who has achieved the applied behavior analyst (ABA) certification.
ABA therapists provide intensive, one-on-one behavioral treatment to children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or mental retardation.
ABA therapists also identify and treat other disorders.
These disorders include obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), and specific language impairment (SLI).
ABA therapists also work with adults diagnosed with mental retardation and with adults with developmental disabilities.