what is Applied Behavior Analysis, and why is it so terrible? – Stop ABA, Support Autistics

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Applied Behavior Analysis is considered the “gold standard” of care for autistic people in the United States and many other countries globally, but many people feel that ABA is abusive and harmful.

Based on theories of operant conditioning and radical behaviorism, ABA techniques are aimed at changing behaviors through reward and punishment.

“ABA therapists enforce behavior modification with a rewards-based model and systemically encourage social behaviors that have been deemed appropriate by the caregivers and intervention team.”

Henny Kupferstein

Source: what is Applied Behavior Analysis, and why is it so terrible? – Stop ABA, Support Autistics


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