Choosing the right therapy for your child can be a daunting task — this we understand. Many questions race through a parents mind; will this really help my child? What if this doesn’t work?
Therapists know it’s important to work with a flexible therapy because every child with Autism is different. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is one of the many therapies, but one that can work well for your child as it is created with them not for them.
ABA will help in the following ways;
- Helps your child to increase mastery in tasks and social interactions.
- ABA can teach new skills to your little one.
- It teaches self control and self monitoring abilities, so your child can be happier.
- To move what skills to other areas of their life. Such as, when a child perform tasks in one room but struggles achieving the same actions at school.
- Reduces self injury, which can be distressing for everyone involved and repetitive behaviors.
- And helps to minimize the conditions that upset your child specifically.
ABA doesn’t use vague, generalization of behavior. It targets particulars; things that can be directly recorded. Instead of “my child is angry”, which can cover a wide range of actions; it looks at the behavior you want to reduce in your child. My child is angry becomes, “my child is hitting themselves”. This produces a clear goal for both you and the therapist to steer towards, for a happier child.