“Recalling hidden harms”: autistic experiences of childhood applied behavioural analysis (ABA)

  title={“Recalling hidden harms”: autistic experiences of childhood applied behavioural analysis (ABA)},
  author={Owen McGill and Anna Robinson},
The current paper set out to investigate the long-term impacts autistic adults experienced from childhood participation in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Possible participants were recruited through advertisement on social media and through autism and ABA organisations. Possible participants were given the choice between an online or face-to-face interview or an anonymised online questionnaire. Reflections from 10 participants were indicative of a predominantly detrimental impact of ABA… 

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    Autism : the international journal of research and practice
  • 2014
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