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All About ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis)

ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) is one of the most popular and most fully-researched autism treatments available. Researchers at the Lovaas Institute,offer in-depth answers to questions about the theory and practice of ABA.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in the Real World
If your child's Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy involves nothing but sitting at a table working for goldfish crackers and M&M's, it's time to make a change.

How Do Therapists Motivate Children with Autism?
Behavioral therapy (typically Applied Behavioral Analysis) is a very popular treatment for autism. Success depends on the child's desire to take part in the treatment. How do therapists motivate children with autism to engage in behavioral treatment?

Get the Best Behavioral Therapy for Your Child with Autism
Most doctors and many schools recommend behavioral therapy for children with autism. But not all behavioral therapists are created equal. How can you tell whether a therapist is doing a good job, and how can you improve the situation if they're not?

Can ABA Help Adolescents and Adults?
When parents learn about autism treatments, they hear about "early intervention" for children ages five and younger. Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), however, like many interventions, can actually make a big difference for teens and adults as they build life and work skills.

Can an Autistic Child Be Too "High Functioning" for ABA?
Applied Behavioral Analysis is often recommended for children who are more profoundly disabled, and/or non-verbal. Parents of higher-functioning autistic children are told that their child is "too functional" for ABA. In fact, say the professionals at the Lovaas Institute, ABA is helpful for autistic people at all levels.

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and Autism
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is one of the oldest and most widely used treatments for autism. What is it? How does it work? Is ABA the right therapy for your child with autism?

Is It True That ABA Can Make Autistic Children More Robotic?
Many parents of autistic children think of ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) as a tool to train autistic children -- resulting in robotic behaviors and affect. But researchers at the Lovaas Institute explain that ABA can build real emotional connections.

Can ABA Cure Autism?
Personal memoirs suggest that intensive ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) can “recover” autistic children, but scientists say there is, at present, no cure for autism. Which is true? Researchers at the Lovaas Institute, developers of the ABA approach for autistic children, answer this question.

How Does Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Work?
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is probably the best-known treatment for autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Ivar Lovaas is the developer of ABA. Discrete Trials describes the method by which practitioners use ABA. Want to know more? Researchers at the Lovaas Institute explain the terms and their meaning.

How Much ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) is Enough?
According to the literature, autistic children should receive 40 hours a week of ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis). Is so much therapy really necessary?

What Is a "Mand" in ABA Therapy?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a treatment for autism. The term "mand" is commonly used by ABA therapists. What exactly does it mean?

What is the difference between “ABA,” Discrete Trials, and "The Lovaas Method?"
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is probably the best-known treatment for autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Ivar Lovaas is the developer of ABA. Discrete Trials describes the method by which practitioners use ABA. Want to know more? Researchers at the Lovaas Institute explain the terms and their meaning.

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