Autism Corner: Opinion: Exploring the Controversy Around ABA Therapy
[Source: Autism Parenting Magazine]
As a parent of a child with autism, you are likely to have heard the term Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. You are also likely to be aware that there are many controversies surrounding ABA therapy – and these are well worth exploring.
The aim of this article is to provide parents with the latest research on what ABA is, the strategies ABA therapists might include in a child’s program, and to discuss the efficacy of these methods. Another goal for this article is to compare examples of ABA as good practice therapy versus the “ABA therapy horror stories” of some