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What is ABA therapy?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)is a therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder that uses rewards to encourage positive behavior. New skills are broken up into steps. Each time a child completes a step, he or she gets a reward or a preferred item, which can include praise, a chance to watch a video or another such reward item. The idea behind ABA is encourage children to master a skill so there is meaningful behavior change.Learn more
How long will my child be in ABA therapy?
There isn't a standard time frame since therapy duration depends on several factors, such as behaviors to work on and where your child falls on the autism spectrum. Family support can also play a major role. On average, ABA therapy lasts from one to three years and can take place from 10 to 30 hours a week, depending on your child’s needs.Learn more
Is ABA therapy at home effective?
Yes, children can learn skills they need at home, such as getting dressed in the morning in their natural environment. They can also learn how to communicate with family members effectively. Children can also benefit from the structured setting at a clinic, where there are fewer distractions than at home.Learn more
How would ABA therapy benefit my child with autism?
Your child will benefit by mastering simple and complex skills that will help them lead productive lives. You can expect your child to reach goals set by you, your therapist and your child. While each child's progress is different, Applied Behavior Analysis therapy is a effective and safe treatment endorsed by federal and state agencies, including referring physicians and the Autism Society of America.Learn more