Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is proven, effective, and recommended.
After decades of research dating back to the 1970s, Applied Behavior Analysis therapy (ABA) as we know it today has overwhelmingly proven to be an effective approach to treating autism and other developmental delays.
ABA therapy is not a cure. However, study after study has shown early and intensive ABA helps children in a wide range of areas, including compliance, instruction following, reading and language, age-appropriate play, sibling relationships, and social, motor, and self-help skills.
As a result, ABA therapy has become the standard of care recommended by doctors, other health practitioners, and the scientific community, including these authorities:
- American Academy of Neurology
- American Academy of Family Pediatrics
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- American Academy of Occupational Therapy Association
- American Psychological Association
- American Speech-Language Hearing Association
- Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
- Autism Society of America
- National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
- National Institute of Mental Health
Even the U.S. Surgeon General under former Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush has endorsed ABA therapy. “Thirty years of research demonstrated the efficacy of applied behavioral methods in reducing inappropriate behavior and in increasing communication, learning, and appropriate social behavior,” Dr. David Satcher said.
We agree with the good doctor. As a leading provider of ABA therapy in Texas and Colorado, The Behavior Exchange has seen the difference ABA therapy can make in lives of children and their families.
If you’re ready to explore how ABA therapy can help your child, click here and get started on a brighter future today.