Behavior Analyst: Joy Fan
 What do you love most about being an applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapist / registered behavior technician (RBT)?
 
One thing I love the most about being a RBT is its ability to increase socially significant behaviors and decrease challenging behaviors.
 
 Why did you go into your career as an ABA/RBT?
 
I decided to become a RBT because the field of applied behavior analysis is a unique combination of psychology, education, and behavior management. You get to operationally define a behavior, use data to identify the pattern function, and implement evidence-based procedures to either increase or decrease it.
 
 What does your job entail?
 
 ​ABA covers a huge span of principles and procedures. Aspects include skill acquisition, problem behavior reduction, social skill training, and parent training.