Parent Goals For ABA Therapy
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?
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 […]
Is ABA Therapy Only For Autism?
The Myth of ABA Therapy ABA therapy has been used to treat patients with autism since the 1960s. It has been scientifically proven to help children and adults with autism learn skills they need to live an independent life. ABA therapy has been approved by the Surgeon General and the AAP as evidence-based treatment for autism. Many […]
Picking the Right ABA Center For Children With Autism
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) benefit from ABA therapy because ABA focuses on giving children the skills they need to live their lives. ABA therapists are trained to use positive reinforcement techniques to encourage children with autism to continue desired behaviors. Some examples of desired behaviors would be making eye contact while talking to […]