The current behavioral therapies for autism and their different approaches

Behavioral Therapies for Autism

Introduction to Behavioral Autism Therapies People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can often benefit from time with experienced therapists. Behavior management therapy is designed to help reinforce desirable behaviors and reduce those that are less desirable. And while nothing is ever foolproof, sometimes behavior therapy can help individuals with autism take a stronger part in […]

What can ABA therapy help with?

What can ABA therapy helps?

Overview of ABA Therapy Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a type of therapy especially effective for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Based on the science of behavior and learning, ABA helps us understand where behaviors stem from. More specifically, we learn how behavior works, how learning works, and how someone’s environment can impact their […]

The Benefits of Center-Based ABA Therapy for Children with Autism

ABA Therapy

What is the evidence that center-based ABA therapy is effective? Center-based applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy has been the subject of increasing discussion over the past few years. More specifically, the location of the ABA therapy program can have a more significant impact on behavior than home-based programs.  Some studies have found that participants learned […]

ABA Therapy for 6-Year-Olds: The Benefits and How to Get Started

What are the benefits of ABA Therapy

1. What is the child’s current level of functioning? The right program and education milestones depend upon collecting the right information. Assessing someone’s current level of functioning is one of the first things caregivers should do. There are many different factors to assess before services are offered and customized plans are created. Speaking with the […]

Home-Based vs. Center-Based ABA Therapy

Home-Based vs. Center-Based ABA

ABA therapy is an effective treatment option for children and adults with autism. There are several ways ABA therapy can be rendered, such as in-home and in an ABA center. Which option works better? That entirely depends on the patient, their home environment, and their support system! Keep reading to learn about the similarities and […]

My child has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. What treatment options are available?

ABA Therapy Session

There are a few treatment options available for children with autism. Some treatment options include medication and ABA therapy. Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA, focuses on encouraging socially-acceptable behaviors in children and decreasing or extinguishing behaviors that aren’t socially acceptable. ABA therapy, in conjunction with an ABA therapist and caregiver interaction, teaches children with autism […]

Can ABA Therapy Help My Child With ADHD

ABA Therapy Work Woth ADHD

Applied Behavior Analysis therapy has been helping patients with autism since the early 1960s. However, the practices of ABA therapy were first applied to children that displayed negative behaviors in the early 1920s. In its early development, psychologists used rewards to encourage positive behavior and punishments to discourage negative behavior. The punishment portion is no […]

Parent Goals For ABA Therapy

Parent ABA Therapy Training

The main goal of ABA therapy is to encourage desirable behaviors and decrease or extinguish negative and harmful behaviors. ABA therapists work with patients of all ages to achieve this goal. However, ABA therapists can only work with patients during therapy sessions. The majority of the work involved in ABA therapy takes place outside of […]

What is ABA and How Does It Benefit Kids with Autism?

According to the CDC, 1 in 44 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder each year, less than what it was several years ago. ASD is defined as a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. ASD can be detected as early as 18 months, with more average diagnoses at age […]

How Does ABA Therapy Work?

Behavioral Therapy Katy

Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy, known as ABA Therapy, is a type of therapy for autism that helps reinforce desired behaviors and discourages undesirable behaviors. Therapists use rewards to encourage communication, language, and other skills to help people with autism live a full life. ABA therapy can be done in several ways, depending on the patient’s […]