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danabraden
danabraden asks:
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Applied Behavioral Analysis thoughts

I have been a therapist to children with autism for 11 years now.  Within these yeasrs  the most affective intervention I have used with team members is ABA. I was wondering your thoughts on ABA.

Dana
In Topics: Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
> 60 days ago

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LouiseSattler
Jul 30, 2009
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What the Expert Says:

Hi Dana,

I believe that therapies for children with Autism vary as much as other components of our educational system.  Every child has their own learning style(s).  ABA has proven to be a successful technique with many children. Also, there are other treatments that have been met with success by families and professionals working with children with Autism or PDD-NOS.  I encourage people interested in Autism to join support networks and share ideas with people also in this community. We certainly can learn from each other.  

I have listed two new websites that are parent generated and have much to offer.

Thank you for asking!

Louise Masin Sattler, NCSP
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Owner of Signing Families
http://www.SigningFamilies.com
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lkauffman
lkauffman writes:
Hi Dana,

How wonderful that you have dedicated so much of your time to supporting children with Autism! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

I have heard about and observed wonderful outcomes with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). I think that it might be helpful to share more of your thoughts about ABA on this discussion board or in an article for our site. Many parents may not be familiar with ABA and others may be looking for therapists in their area who have experience with ABA. For example, how does a parent select a therapist? I imagine that many parents would welcome that information. If you would like to write an article on this topic, feel free to contact me.

Thanks again for your post!

L. Compian, Ph.D.
Education.com Team
> 60 days ago

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ilovechefwilliam
ilovechefwi... , Teacher, Caregiver writes:
I use ABA in my classroom along with several other interventions.  I have found that ABA works for most students, but other strategies work well for others.
I heard a conference one time "Once you meet one person with autism, you have met one person with autism."
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