I was interviewed by Spectrum News about ABA. What I said in interviews is not the message I was hoping would be printed. Here’s what I actually said.
One BCBA can no longer be silent about what they see in their field. Jo Ram explores issues in the ABA profession that lend themselves to abuse– especially of autistic children.
The way society regards autistics is explored through a political analogy where accommodations for autistics are based on the conservative value of assimilation instead of the progressive value of a cultural mosaic.
B.F. Skinner stood against much of what constitutes modern ABA as it is used with autistic children. Find out why.
PBS (or PBIS in the US) is a Trojan horse to put ABA in schools. Dr. Dinah Murray on her reservations for the PBS model.
In ABA, children are not given the same respect and access to care as with any other form of therapy. Their access to stimming, comfort objects, and other self-regulatory measures is blocked so the therapist can observe the child self-injurious behaviors.
An autistic teenager is forced into court-ordered ABA. Each week, his anxiety builds until he elopes from the scene and runs into traffic to escape his therapists.
Behaviorism is predicated on a philosophy that ignores neurology and fails to acknowledge the consequence of working against biological needs. It fosters learned helplessness.
An Open Letter to the NYT: Acknowledge the Controversy Surrounding ABA with an in-depth exploration of the murky ethical issues that surround Applied Behavior Analysis.
Before I knew I was autistic, I was pushed into a position at a new job as an ABA registered behavior technician. This is my experience with the training course… or how to become an ABA therapist online in 2 days.