Who is qualified to implement ABA?
Just as a medical treatment program should be directed by a qualified medical professional, ABA programs should be created and supervised by a highly trained and experienced BCBA (Board Certified Behavioral Analyst) that has the supervised experience providing ABA treatment for children with autism. A BCBA has the board certification (Behavior Analyst Certification Board) which is required for a person to become a Behavior Analyst, and it is recognized worldwide. In the field of ABA, this is the gold standard for professionals.
Because of the huge demand for ABA intervention many individuals and programs now claim to provide ABA and unfortunately some who claim to offer ABA lack the field's established minimum requirements in education major and practical experience.
Beware of the misapplication of ABA.