The Problem with ABA

I have released a video exposing some of the history as well as modern iterations of ABA. Many may say “that’s not how ABA is anymore,” but the video reveals that it is a problematic therapy even today.

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  1. Every person is unique and can benefit from different kinds therapy. My 18 year old son is autistic, non-verbal and has very limited receptive language. He cannot write a blog, respond to an article, become an ‘activist’ or even say or write the word “Dad”. ABA has worked for him. He can now put on his socks and shoes before getting on the bus before school. He can dress himself with limited prompting. He can decide if he wants orange juice, apple juice or water from a list of choices. All thanks to ABA.

  2. ABA is evolved greatly throughout the years. I am sorry you feel this way and your voice is heard. My son was diagnosed with severe autism and non-verbal. ABA does help him with language, functional behavior, and social skills. My son ABA team don’t do punishment but positive reinforcement. Why quote on the negative of ABA did which was three decades ago. Everything evolved nowadays including ABA.

  3. To the cowardly anonymous trolls defending ABA, I dare you to do research on the Judge Rotenburg Center and ABA causing PTSD. Then come back and tell us if you still support the practice.

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