Research and academic papers indicate ABA as one of the most effective tools available to assist children with ASD. It is a joint effort by therapist with parents towards stabilizing the behaviors associated with ASD, by reinforcing positive behaviors, strengthening communication and social skills, and training parents to effectively communicate with their children. ABA aims to mitigate symptoms, improve skills and ability, to maximize the child’s functions and participation in the community.
ABA is widely accepted treatment approach amongst healthcare professionals and is used globally. ABA is tailored to the specific needs of the child based on the analysis of the family and physical environment and its effects on the client’s behaviors. The focus of ABA remains on improving clients; social and communication skills and on training parents in effective managing of behaviors associated with ASD. Participation and forging an alliance between parents and therapist(s) play a crucial role in achieving the milestones.