ABA therapy can benefit autistic children...

S Venkateshwari
ABA therapy can benefit autistic children...

Autism is a neurological illness that affects a person's entire cognitive, emotional, social, and physical health. It affects the nervous system as well. It results from a synthesis of environmental and genetic influences. While not everyone with autism has the same symptoms, common ones include repetitive behaviors, obsessions, trouble interacting with others, and trouble communicating. By offering specialized support and interventions, therapies including applied behavior analysis (ABA), speech therapy, and occupational therapy can help autistic children improve communication, manage behaviors, acquire important skills, and improve their overall quality of life. There are five distinct forms of autism: Asperger's syndrome, Rett syndrome, Kanner's syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and PDD-NOS. 

ABA therapy: what is it?

A complicated neurodevelopmental disorder known as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects a large number of youngsters globally. Because of this, children and their families encounter unique challenges; yet, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy offers progress and hope.

"Dr. Ivar Lovaas created applied behavior analysis, or ABA therapy, in the 1960s, and it's a well-liked approach to aiding children on the autistic spectrum. In addition to helping autistic children gain new communication, social, and everyday living abilities, it also focuses on decreasing problematic behaviors by breaking down skills into manageable steps and rewarding desired behaviors. 

Dr. Meenakshi Kamble, an occupational therapist at surya Mother and Child Super Speciality Hospital in Pune, states that ABA therapy is a flexible and adaptable intervention that can be customized to meet each person's unique needs. This ensures a personalized approach to skill development across a variety of social settings and fosters learning at home, school, and in the larger community.

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