Media reports abound with regard to mandating ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis), in some way shape or form, for intensive earliest intervention in autism. Most recently, a teacher in Michigan is bringing action against an insurance company and a school in order to mandate ABA. However, when one reads that ABA is effective, what hasn’t been mentioned is the fact that there is no set program that defines ABA; just a sea of programs that claim they apply the ABA type of approach.
The reporting on the teacher’s action in Michigan didn’t define the types of intervention that are currently transpiring at the school that is being litigated against, and instead presented the often read story line; ABA is validated in the scientific community.
read more at Opposing Views: One Box Does Not Fit All in ABA & Autism.
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