During autism events the subject of ABA therapy often comes up. Justin did have ABA therapy when he was young and it did make a big difference in his life. Keep in mind this was twenty years ago and the therapy has come a long way since then. Our insurance didn’t cover it the cost was 250.00 per hour and his therapist flew in from Florida. Today it’s much more affordable and accessible. Everyone has to do what they feel is best for their child. Do your own research and make an informed decision.
Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a science-based, data-driven approach to helping children with autism. It uses a system of rewards and reinforcements to help children modify their behaviors. ABA is based on principles of operant conditioning, which is a type of learning in which the likelihood of a behavior is modified based on its consequences. ABA can be used to help children with autism acquire new skills, reduce problem behaviors, and make positive changes in their everyday lives. ABA has been shown to be the most effective treatment for autism, and has been endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the US Surgeon General.
ABA has been used to help children with autism improve their social and communication skills, as well as their academic performance. ABA is also used to help children with autism become more independent and self-sufficient. ABA is typically provided in a one-on-one setting with a qualified practitioner, and may involve direct instruction, modeling, reinforcement, and other strategies. ABA can be used to target a variety of skills, including language, behavior, social interaction, self-help, and academic performance.