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How can I get the most benefit from applied behavior analysis (ABA) for my child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?

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To get the most from applied behavior analysis, your child will need one-on-one therapy for 20 to 40 hours a week. A drawback is that it’s expensive.

ABA training is most effective if you’re trained in it yourself. That way, you can teach your child and constantly reinforce positive behaviors.

Getting this right takes a lot of time and skill. But it can help your child adopt the skills he’s learned and will help cut the chance of unhealthy or negative behaviors.

From: Therapies for Autism Spectrum Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies: "Autism and ABA."

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: "Autism Overview."

Association for Science in Autism Treatment: "Relationship Development Intervention."

Perceptual and Motor Skills : “A sensory integration therapy program on sensory problems for children with autism.”

Autism Speaks: “Relationship Development Intervention.”

Synapse: “Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 11, 2018

SOURCES:

Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies: "Autism and ABA."

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: "Autism Overview."

Association for Science in Autism Treatment: "Relationship Development Intervention."

Perceptual and Motor Skills : “A sensory integration therapy program on sensory problems for children with autism.”

Autism Speaks: “Relationship Development Intervention.”

Synapse: “Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 11, 2018

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