I had little clue what it really was. Right away it felt wrong. It felt like fixing behavior and not like supporting challenges. The professionals told me to do “it” (whatever we were “working”on) rigorously almost religiously ..like a miracle would happen if I did. I should have run at that point. I wasn’t looking for a miracle. I was wanting just to find ways on how to make my child feel better, be happier, be the best them they could be…..what happen was the exact opposite. My child developed issues (anxiety, self-doubt, self-hurting, extreme eating disorder and even a “bathroom” disorder) they didn’t have AND lost strengths they did have (being brave, adventurous, trusting, funny and care-free) It was devastating. It took months and months to resolved many of the issues….some, 5 years later have still not been overcome. I now make it very clear that if someone wants to work WITH my child, then they better have ZERO beliefs that ABA is helpful…no ands, ifs or buts about it….never ever again.
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Rosemarie Carreiro Âû I tried it. I shouldn’t have.