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THE CONFUSING CONTROVERSY AROUND APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS

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THE CONFUSING CONTROVERSY AROUND APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS

When my now five-year-old son was first diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, we immediately enrolled him in a thirty hour per week Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program. Our family was in chaos and all the research I had done and experts in the field I had spoken to pointed us to ABA. In the years since, I’ve seen confusion over what ABA is as well as heard negative comments surrounding it. While I can’t speak for everyone’s experience, I can speak for my own and ABA has been life changing for not only my son, but our entire family.

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