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Can ABA effectively support my child?

Can ABA effectively support my child?

Published: Feb. 2, 2022Updated: Mar. 17, 2022

Of course, the answer will depend on your family and child’s individual needs. ABA has been used effectively in a variety of settings for children with varying diagnoses, including Autism Spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, ADHD, and Intellectual Disability. Behavior therapists have also used ABA therapy to support children who use wheelchairs, walkers, assistive technology, or ventilators. Practitioners can use ABA-based physical therapy to support children using wheelchairs to gain posture control as well as visual-motor skills to help them assess the distance between themselves and objects in their environment. In addition, research has shown that access to high-preference toys, used as reinforcers, can successfully decrease the rate of ventilation tube disconnection.

To learn more about ABA, check out our article ABA 101.

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