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5 Important Reasons Even “New ABA” is Problematic

Source: 5 Important Reasons Even “New ABA” is Problematic 5 Important Reasons Even “New ABA” is Problematic Now, if this is the first you’re hearing about ABA and why it may be harmful, I highly recommend you check out my previous post: What’s the big deal with ABA therapy? That post outlines the history of ABA […]

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ABA therapists are at it again – S M – Medium

As I blogged about here, advocates for Applied Behaviour Analysis like to claim that their field has reformed, leaving its abusive history (and Lovaas) behind. It seems they like BF Skinner, master manipulator of rats and pigeons, instead now. For more on this, see my last article, or this fantastic article here . As much as I’d really […]

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THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM: Why I Hate ABA: A Personal Opinion

ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis) as a discipline, requires autistic children to appear as if they are typical children. It doesn’t matter how kind and well meaning the teacher, whether they are autistic or not, a loving parent or not—the outcome is that the “successful” autistic child ceases the behaviour that defines them as autistic. They […]

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No ABA Mandate for SLP Autism Board Certification! | Take Action! Petition

SLP Neurodiversity Collective started this petition to American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)  A recent announcement made by ASHA, (American Speech & Hearing Association) states that Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) will soon be able to obtain Board Certified Specialist in Autism Spectrum Disorders (BCS-ASD) if we “have completed training related to the implementation and supervision of evidence-based intervention programs in a variety of […]

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As Seen On Facebook | Time To Recognize: Abusers Love Their Children Too | Eve Reiland

ABA apologists, Hate to break it to you all – Abusers love their children too. They don’t recognize or state: I am an abuser. That’s the child’s experience. (or the abused persons) The Abuser does it … for many reasons … often for the ‘good of the child.’ It’s a soul-wrenching realization when reality hits […]

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Why Applied Behaviour Analysis Harms Your Autistic Child | Frank L. Ludwig

‘Autistic persons are particularly exposed to professional approaches and medical practices which are unacceptable from a human rights point of view. Such practices – justified many times as treatment or protection measures – violate their basic rights, undermine their dignity, and go against scientific evidence.’ – Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the United […]

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The controversy over autism’s most common therapy | Spectrum | Autism Research News | Circa August 2016

Applied behavioral analysis is the most widely used therapy for autism, but some people say its drills and routines are cruel, and its aims misguided. Source: The controversy over autism’s most common therapy | Spectrum | Autism Research News