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5 Benefits of Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy for Children

ABA therapy for childrenOur company offers Applied Behavior Analysis—often called ABA—therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD. There are lots of benefits of ABA therapy, and we’re going to list five of them for you.

1.ABA therapy works. Applied Behavior Analysis therapy is the gold standard for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. There is more scientific evidence supporting the implementation of ABA than any other type of treatment.

2. ABA helps children make friends. ABA teaches children the social skills that many with Autism Spectrum Disorder are lacking. These are the same social skills that children need to make friends.

3. ABA helps children to live and cope in our world. Learning something as simple yet important as using the bathroom is critical for daily function in our society. ABA can teach the child toileting skills.

4. ABA helps parents be better parents. ABA will teach parents how to interact with their child and teaches the child how to interact with others. Parenting a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder is very difficult. We can help you to parent more effectively.

5. ABA allows parents to have higher expectations. ABA is so effective that some children will lose their Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis. More importantly, ABA will show the parents and the child that the child can achieve all kinds of things that were thought impossible before the start of therapy. Higher expectations help the child achieve more and help both parents and children to have lofty goals.

The biggest argument against using ABA therapy is to let the child be “who the child is.” This is not unlike the argument against cochlear implants for children who are deaf. The problem with this argument is that the rest of the world is not on the autism spectrum. If a child is going to live in a world with the rest of us, then the child needs to learn how to cope in the everyday world. ABA is the most effective way to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to live in our world.

Let us help you. We offer Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and our services are outlined here. We encourage you to call us directly, toll-free, at (844) 263-1613 or email us at info@totalspectrumcare.com.

Events

Peoria March Madness Experience Special Needs Fair

Navigating Autism Today Conference

Midwestern Behavior Analysis Job Fair

Registration now open through Jan. 18, 2019. Registration will also be available the day of the event. This event is free and open to the public, though registration is required. Registration will include light snacks and beverages. Job seekers should register by Jan. 18, 2019 in order to guarantee a printed name badge.

Most companies attending will primarily be looking to hire behavior technicians/RBTs or BCBAs. It is recommended that applicants dress in professional attire and bring copies of their resume to provide to employers. Career and Student Employment Services offers services in preparing resumes, mock interviews, practicing salary negotiations, and more.