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ABA, or Applied Behavior Analysis, therapy includes techniques focusing on rewarding positive behaviors to bring about meaningful change. Rewards can include a playground trip, a toy or anything meaningful to the child. Both the American Psychological Association and the Autism Society of America call the evidence-based program a best practice for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. ABA programs will vary depending on the child's specific needs with the goal of the therapy being to decrease problem behaviors.Learn more
Intensive ABA therapy takes between 10 to 40 hours per week and lasts from one to three years. Children who start while they are young, before starting school, can make very significant progress.Learn more
In-home therapy is highly beneficial as it allows a child to practice new daily living skills in the setting where they will use them. Your child may also receive ABA therapy at school, which can help with skills they will use there, such as interacting with their peers. ABA therapy in a community-based center is also useful as it limits the distractions found in most homes.Learn more
ABA therapy has numerous benefits for your child. He or she will learn independence by learning how to perform daily living skills and make new friends by learning social skills. ABA is scientifically proven to work, although your therapist may need to adjust his or her treatment plan over time to ensure the best results.Learn more