Friday, April 27, 2007

Clinic Notes: The Two Faces of ABA

In a previous blog I discussed who was qualified to do ABA. With the increase in children with autism, and ABA being recognized as the best therapeutic approach, the number of people holding themselves out to be ABA therapists and preying on an uninformed public is geometrically increasing. Psychologists and Behavior Analysts are big on qualifications. At the same time they say paraprofessionals can do ABA. On my website I tell caregivers that anyone can learn to do ABA and I believe that. But to do ABA independently with someone else's children, without supervision of a Behavior Analyst or Psychologist can be risky.

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