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Behav Anal Pract. 2011 Summer;4(1):72-9.

The top 10 reasons children with autism deserve ABA.

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Caldwell College.


We who advocate for applied behavior analysis (ABA) for children with autism spectrum disorders often construct our arguments based on the scientific evidence. However, the audience that most needs to hear this argument, that is, the parents of children, especially very young children, diagnosed with autism, may not be convinced by the science alone. This essay attempts to make the case for the multiple benefits of ABA intervention through the use of humor and anecdotes couched in a "Top Ten List," and illustrating most points with stories of an engaging child with autism (my son, Ben).


advocacy; applied behavior analysis; autism; parent training

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