What is ASD/ABA?
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. There is often nothing about how people with ASD look that sets them apart from other people, but people with ASD may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways that are different from most other people. The learning, thinking, and problem-solving abilities of people with ASD can range from gifted to severely challenged. Some people with ASD need a lot of help in their daily lives; others need less. A diagnosis of ASD now includes several conditions that used to be diagnosed separately: autistic disorder, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), and Asperger syndrome. These conditions are now all classified as ASD.
~ Center for Disease Control, April 2018 ~
“About 1 in 59 children has been identified with ASD..."
What does ABA look like in treatment?
-Establishing a fun learning environment.
-Learning skills customized to your child’s needs.
-Teaching functional communication skills.