Behavioral pediatrics is the application of behavior analysis to behavior problems that present in pediatric medical settings. This area of application is important because up to half of all pediatric medical visits involve behavior problems that could be remediated through behavior-analytic treatment approaches.

Behavioral Pediatrics is one of many applied behavior analysis (ABA) subspecialties. To learn more about ABA and its application in other subspecialties, check out the About Behavior Analysis web page.

Behavioral Pediatrics Subspecialty Fact Sheet

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Behavioral Pediatrics is one of several ABA subspecialty fact sheets produced by the BACB in partnership with subject matter experts (SMEs).

Each fact sheet also includes a list of additional resources and reading materials for those who wish to learn more.

This resource may be freely distributed and hosted online.

An Introduction to Behavioral Pediatrics

By Patrick C. Friman, PhD, ABPP

You can find all of the BACB’s ABA subspecialty videos on our BACB Videos web page or our YouTube channel.

A breakdown of certificants by primary ABA subspecialty is available in the Primary Areas of Professional Emphasis infographic on the BACB Certificant Data web page.