Monday, April 13, 2009

ABA & TEACCH - no preference

The Use of Concurrent Operants Preference Assessment to Evaluate Choice of Interventions for Children Diagnosed with Autism



International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, Volume 4, Issue 3, p.270-278 (2008)

Layperson Summary:

Children with autism do not seem to prefer applied behavior analysis (ABA) over Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication Handicapped Children (TEACCH).

Two of the most common techniques for teaching children with autism are ABA and TEACCH. While ABA tries to make a child with autism the same as his peers, TEACCH tries to respect the culture of autism. Therapists tend to be loyal to one approach or the other. This study looks to see if children with autism would choose one technique over the other. The authors call on further research to look at choices that people with autism make with regards to intervention, leisure, and other issues that affect quality of life.

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