Autism is not a single condition, but a wide spectrum with varied levels of severity. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA for short) is a proven treatment method for reducing the severity of autism.
This video discusses the wide range of severities that comprise the autism spectrum, and illustrates how ABA reinforces positive behaviors and reduces negative ones.
What We Learned from this Video:
- Autism is a spectrum, and there are multiple severity levels.
- Children with Autism typically isolate themselves from others, preferring to play alone than with others.
- ABA therapy is based on the assumption that behavior is changeable through positive reinforcement,
- ABA is put into practice whenever raising children, even without autism. Parents use it to teach their children basic behaviors.
- ABA is about reaching a series of multiple small goals, which add up to have a much larger effect on the child’s life.
Autism is not a single definable diagnosis; there is a wide spectrum of severity that children can fall along. Some are more high-functioning, while others will require extra support. ABA is an effective tool for helping those with Autism, using positive reinforcement to encourage behaviors that autistic children would normally have trouble with. Learn more about ABA with our resource library.