By Jonathan Slack, Market Research & Development Specialist, AHSS
Studies continue to show that intensive Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) benefits children on the autism spectrum. In August of last year, researchers at Vanderbilt University assessed 65 studies to review the effectiveness of behavioral therapy for children on the autism spectrum under 13 years of age. Overall, the Vanderbilt researchers found that ABA is effective for children on the spectrum.
“In particular, early intervention that is intensive and based on the principles of applied behavior analysis ‘can significantly affect the development of some children with ASD,’ the report found.”
Specifically, it found that intensive ABA therapy provided at an early age is especially effective at improving cognitive and language skills. While early diagnosis and therapy are important, ABA therapy is continually found to be effective for children and adults of all ages. That’s why here at AHSS, we believe so strongly in its capability to deliver real progress towards every child’s hopes and dreams.
Read more about the report in this article.