ABA therapy and other forms of behavior interventions are the most widely accepted and proven therapies for children on the autism spectrum.
According to the CDC, “ABA has become widely accepted among healthcare professionals and used in many schools and treatment clinics. ABA encourages positive behaviors and discourages negative behaviors in order to improve a variety of skills.”
Many variations and methods of ABA exist, and the realm of ABA spans a broad spectrum of behavior interventions. From Discrete Trial Training and Modeling to Errorless Teaching and different reinforcement systems, ABA encompasses a wide range of behavior shaping treatments.
The National Autism Center lists 14 “Established Interventions for children, adolescents and young adults (under 22 years of age) identified in the National Standards Report, Phase 2 (2015).” These standards are based on the following factors:
a) “Evidence of intervention effectiveness;
b) Professional judgment and data-based clinical decision making;
c) Values and preferences of families (including the individual on the autism spectrum);
d) Capacity to accurately implement an intervention.”
The first intervention on their list is “Behavioral interventions.”
At Fox Behavior Group, we know that ABA works. We’ve seen different methods work for different children. We’ve seen breakthroughs, accomplishments and skills learned. But most of all, we’ve seen hope. And that’s why we keep doing what we’re doing.
Interested in learning more about the proven success of ABA therapy? Check out the links below.