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Hiring an ABA provider

Patrick Blevins MA, BCBA & Melissa Wintz-Dykstra MS Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the application of the science of behaviorism to teach skills so that individuals can participate in socially significant activities that improve their lives. ABA services may be delivered within the home, community, and/or in a dedicated clinic. ABA agencies hire professionals credentialed through the national Behavior Analyst Certification Board. These professionals have competed rigorous education, subscribe to a code of ethics and practice interventions that are evidence-based through research. ABA based interventions are implemented by registered behavior technicians (RBT) who follow behavior support plans written by a […]

Treatment Options for Adults with ASD

What is effective? Medical and Behavioral Treatments for ASD For more guidance about what interventions would be effective for your child with ASD, you might consider the following: What does the report from my child’s evaluation say? If the evaluation is recent (in the past year), you can refer to the list of recommendations from the evaluation team or from a qualified professional that knows you or your child. What do the therapeutic professionals that see myself or my child recommend? Do I know about Evidenced Based Practices? There are a number of strategies and approaches to treatment for individuals […]