Symptoms That Asd Might Affect : Depression, Anxiety, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficits And Stress
While most doctors recommend many of these interventions simultaneously combined, ABA have been the principal intervention. “Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program models have been effective in the remediation of learning problems for young children with pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) and language deficits for decades” (Greenberg & Martinez, 2008).
History of Applied Behavioral Analysis Scientific support. ABA is a science-based approach to education that has been demonstrating for more than thirty years of empirical studies. The therapy has been conducted and published in numerous peer-reviewed journals showing the efficacy of applied behavior analysis in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders (Healy, O 'Conner, Leader, & Neil, 2006). Over many years, various research studies have been compared on this therapy and proven reproducibility. One of most well-known study on ABA as a treatment came from, Dr. O. Ivar Lovaas (1987). “Out of 19 children given 40 hours of one-on-one treatment for two years, almost half were able to complete a typical first grade class without special supports or accommodations. These nine children achieved IQ scores in the normal range (94-120). They had achieved typical or average functioning both developmentally and educationally” (Healy, O 'Conner, Leader, & Neil, 2006).