Which Treatments Are Really Effective?
Research has shown that Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA, is the only consistently proven and effective treatment approach for people with autism. ABA has become widely accepted among
health care professionals and is used in many schools and ASD treatment clinics. ABA can, over time, increase desired behaviors and decrease undesired behaviors. ABA encourages positive behaviors using reinforces in order to improve a variety of skills, including key living skills. Other intervention methods may provide positive results for some individuals. If you chose to pursue an intervention approach that is not evidenced-based, do so in parallel to providing ABA therapy. Please do not skip evidenced-based therapies, such as ABA, that have been proven to be effective while you investigate other alternatives. If you do, you will be denying your child the opportunity to reach their full potential.