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About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: All About Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) & Autism
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Lisa Jo Rudy – About.com Autism / Spectrum Disorders Guide autism.guide@about.com
Mon, Jun 2, 2008, 6:37 AM
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from Lisa Jo Rudy

Of all the available treatments for autism, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is probably the most widely recommended by doctors. That’s probably because it’s one of the oldest and best researched therapies available. Learn all about ABA, and how it’s applied to children (and adults) with autism.

In the Spotlight
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and Autism
What is ABA? How does it work? Who offers it? This overview answers most of your biggest questions.

             More Topics

Can ABA Help Adolescents and Adults?
ABA In the Real World
Teens and Autism
Adults and Autism
Autism and Family Life
Diagnosing Adults with Asperger Syndrome


Can ABA Actually Cure Autistic Children?
If most doctors say there’s no known cure for autism, then why do some people say ABA can help a child with autism become “indistinguishable from his typical peers?”

Can an Autistic Child Be Too “High Functioning” for ABA?
ABA may works wonders for some children, but is it for everyone? The Lovaas Institute (the nation’s major ABA provider) offers an answer to this question.

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