ABA-Based Intervention

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Numerous studies have been conducted on various facts regarding Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), focusing on the neurodevelopment and core symptoms which include social deficits, stereotyped and repetitive behaviors, and the frequent lack of communication. Bahrami (2012) states that many other problems often co-occur with this condition including challenging behaviors, comorbid psychopathology, and physical delays and disabilities.
Children have become a focal point for intervention. Notably many efforts have been applied with young children. Suggestions have been made that identifying the condition and collateral behaviors as early as possible would help induce behavior treatment appropriately. ASD can have a long term and significant impact …show more content…

Parents hoped that ABA-based interventions would help them and their child return to having some normality in their family life. Parents had also hoped to resolve some frustration from long awaited test results, as well as hoping to bring a better quality of life to their child by approaching ABA-based interventions with positivity. A study conducted by the British Journal of Special Education concluded that ABA-based interventions had a positive impact on children with aggravated frustration and problems due to substantial lack of communication. ABA-based interventions impacted children’s lives positively through communication (e.g., improved eye contact, more affectionate, effective language skills), behavior (e.g., tolerance, longer attention span, reduced frustration), and independence (e.g., toilet trained, able to play with siblings, improved academia in Mathematics and English). All of these were highlighted in drastically improving the child cope with daily …show more content…

Institute was conducted on the education parents are receiving on ASD. ABA-based therapy requires an extensive assessment on environmental factors and interactions that lead to the enhancement of ASD. Another relationship-based approach Responsive Teaching, focuses on educating parents to use strategic strategies that are specific to each child’s developmental and individualized needs. This program highlights its main interventions that are vital to developmental functions such as cognition, communication, social-emotional functioning, and motivation. Parents are encouraged to help their child’s interactions improve with the help of communication, cognition, and social-emotional functioning being effectively used (Vismara, Rogers

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