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Effect of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) on Autism

ABA is a type of behavior program that can be used in school, in a therapy setting, and at home. There are a number of different kinds of ABA programs, such as discrete trial training (DTT). This is...

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Effect of School Programs on Autism

In the school setting, there are other programs that may be used. The relationship-based developmental program is one example. This focuses on what developmental level the child is at, how he is...

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Effect of Following a Schedule on Autism

Follow a predictable schedule. Children with autism may not tolerate change or surprise well. Minimizing these types of distractions by keeping a regular waking, eating, and sleeping schedule can...

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Effect of Behavioral Treatment on Autism

Using behavioral techniques can involve rewarding desirable behaviors to increase those behaviors. Work with a behavioral therapist who can provide guidelines for you and your child. Some studies...

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