Category Archives for "Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)"

Changing behavior (used to be called behavior modification) using positive reinforcement; applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a teaching method used to help children with autism learn to their full potential.

Autism and Depression: Connections Between Autism, Mental Health, Emotions, and Other Co-Relating Conditions

Autism and Depression: Connections Between Autism, Mental Health, Emotions, and Other Co-Relating Conditions https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-and-depression/

What is depression? Psychiatry.org defines depression as a medical illness that causes “feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed.” People with autism, particularly teens and adults, are prone to depression. At this stage of their lives, autistic teens and adults have more social experiences. As a result, they can go […]

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Which Is Best for My Child – ABA Therapy in the Home or Clinical Setting?

Which Is Best for My Child - ABA Therapy in the Home or Clinical Setting? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-child-therapy-home-clinical/

When not fully understood, applied behavior analysis (ABA) may seem like an overwhelming treatment option for children diagnosed with autism. Many people are unsure what ABA is, what it can do and why it is used. Simply put, ABA is a science that uses reinforcement strategies to increase or decrease socially significant behavior. Based on […]

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Pivotal Response Training: A Naturalistic Approach to Applied Behavioral Analysis

Pivotal Response Training: A Naturalistic Approach to Applied Behavioral Analysis https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/what-is-pivotal-response-training/

What is Pivotal Response Training? Pivotal Response Training (PRT), also known as Pivotal Response Treatment, is an evidence-based intervention developed by Dr. Robert Koegel, Ph.D. and Dr. Lynn Koegel, Ph.D. to provide a more naturalistic approach to the principles of applied behavioral analysis (ABA). PRT is child-led and rewards positive behavior with direct and natural […]

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Autism And Behavior Intervention Plans: What You Need to Know Now

Autism And Behavior Intervention Plans: What You Need to Know Now https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-and-behavior-intervention-plans

Recently Autism Parenting Magazine received a question about an 8-year-old boy with autism who engaged in challenging behavior in a school.  Specifically, a grandparent was worried about the child’s meltdowns which included kicking, hitting and saying some bad words. The person had concerns regarding the effectiveness of what was being done by a Behavior Therapist […]

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