Applied Behavior Analysis: Its Application in the Treatment of Autism and Related Disorders in Young Children

@article{Harris2002AppliedBA,
  title={Applied Behavior Analysis: Its Application in the Treatment of Autism and Related Disorders in Young Children},
  author={Sandra L. Harris and Lara Delmolino},
  journal={Infants \& Young Children},
  year={2002},
  volume={14},
  pages={11–17}
}
The techniques of applied behavior analysis (ABA) are effective in altering the developmental trajectory of some very young children with autism. This research suggests that early, intensive treatment using the methods of ABA enables a significant number of children to enter the educational mainstream and achieve normal intellectual functioning. Both home-based and center- or school-based models have been used to deliver these services. Although discrete trial instruction is one of the most… 
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