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What is applied behavior analysis therapy?
Applied Behavior Analysis therapy's goals are to improve skills and specific behaviors in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It uses a reward system to encourage the child to master a skill or engage in a desired behavior. Complex skills are broken down into small steps with the child earning a reward with each step successfully completed. Experts consider ABA therapy the gold standard for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.Learn more
How long will my child be in ABA therapy?
Children over age four who have intensive ABA therapy, with 10 to 25 hours of therapy per week for between one and three years will most likely show the most progress. For children of younger ages, it might only be required for them to be in ABA the minimum amount of hours per week. Naturally, the therapy's duration depends on your child's needs and progress.Learn more
Where does ABA therapy usually take place?
Your therapist can help you determine whether in-home or community-based therapy is best for your child. Centers in the community have structured environments without the distractions at home. In-home therapy allows children to work on their daily living and hygiene skills. They can also practice social and communication skills with parents and siblings.Learn more
What results should I hope for with my child's ABA therapy?
You can expect the therapist to customize your child's ABA therapy to their needs and skills. Therapists perform detailed assessments first to determine the behaviors to change and then create specific treatment goals. Expect your child to master these goals or have their treatment plan modified if it isn't working. Each child is different, so you can't expect him or her to follow an exact timeline for learning new behaviors.Learn more