Service Philosophy

Applied behaviour analysis (ABA) is a proven, evidence-based approach to changing behaviours and improving lives.  .

St. Lawrence College has trained students to work in the highly specialized ABA field for more than 40 years and is home to one of the country’s largest single-institutional clusters of ABA programs, creating synergy and opportunities for students unlike anywhere else.  To learn more about our behavioural science and behavioural psychology programs click here.

In what fields is ABA used and who can it help?

  • People living with addictions
  • Persons living with Autism
  • Those who have experienced brain injury
  • People living with developmental or intellectual disabilities
  • Education
  • Forensics
  • Mental Health
  • People living with dementia
  • Financial Literacy
  • Product Innovation
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Change Management
  • And More

How and why does ABA help?

ABA is an evidence-based way to change behaviour by helping people learn new skills and reduce challenging behaviours.  Clinicians at the Centre work with clients and their families to determine what behaviour changes would improve their quality of life, and then develop a set of treatment goals to work towards. Assessments help our clinicians develop effective and individualized interventions to create meaningful and enduring change.