Applied behavior analysis is an evidence-based practice for children with autism spectrum disorder. It is also found helpful for a wide range of other populations and areas of need including education, developmental delays, intellectual disabilities, health, fitness, organizational behavior management, animal training, and much more.
In an article published by the National Institute of Health, Walsh (2011) reports 10 reasons why children with ASD DESERVE ABA.
To learn more about the justification for these reasons that children with ASD deserve ABA read the full article here:
The Top 10 Reasons Children with Autism Deserve ABA, according to Mary Walsh (2011), include:
Reason 10: Children with autism deserve ABA because there is more scientific evidence demonstrating ABA “works” than there is for any other intervention or treatment
Reason 9: Kids with autism deserve ABA because they are human
Reason 8: Children with autism deserve ABA because it will help their parents be the best parents they can be for them
Reason 7: Children with autism deserve ABA because it will help teach them how to sleep through the night and use the bathroom
Reason 6: Individuals with autism deserve ABA because it is the best defense against the tyranny of low expectations
Reason 5: Children with autism deserve ABA because it can teach them the skills necessary to make friends
Reason 4: Individuals with autism deserve ABA because it enables their parents and teachers to capitalize on their strengths and preferences
Reason 3: Children with autism deserve ABA because it can teach parents how to respond in the moment
Reason 2: Children with autism deserve ABA because some day their parents are going to die
Reason 1: Individuals with autism deserve ABA because it can prepare them to be their own best advocates
Consider these reasons for why kids with autism deserve access to ABA services.
Ultimately, kids with autism deserve ABA services because ABA can help them live a better quality of life and be their best selves which is ideally what everyone, regardless of diagnosis, deserves.
Walsh M. B. (2011). The top 10 reasons children with autism deserve ABA. Behavior analysis in practice, 4(1), 72–79. doi:10.1007/BF03391777
Top 10 Reasons Children with Autism Deserve ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis)
Heather Gilmore, MSW, BCBA
Heather is a freelance writer, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and social worker. Heather takes interest in topics related to parenting, children, families, personal development, health and wellness, applied behavior analysis, as well as Autism, ADHD, Depression and Anxiety. Contact Heather if you would like to inquire about obtaining her freelance writing services. You can view more articles and resources from Heather at www.abaparenttraining.com and email her at [email protected] You can also advertise your autism services at one of Heather's websites: www.LocalAutismServices.com. Heather is the developer of the "One-Year ABA Parent Training Curriculum."
APA Reference Gilmore, H. (2019). Top 10 Reasons Children with Autism Deserve ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis). Psych Central. Retrieved on April 6, 2020, from https://pro.psychcentral.com/child-therapist/2019/10/top-10-reasons-children-with-autism-deserve-aba-applied-behavior-analysis/