I received an email from a client a couple of days ago and, in this email she stated that she thought 'ABA' (Applied Behaviour Analysis) was for those with 'autism'. I have been musing about this ever since. This is such a common misconception.
My intention is to change my language so as people really understand what we do here at NETwork Interventions
The most important thing is not who we work with, but how we work with them. NETwork does work with those with autism - we work with children and adults who have autism, developmental delays, language delays and genetic and neurological disorders and much more, from OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) to ODD (oppositional defiance disorder).
There are so many applications of ABA. Behaviour Analysts work in schools, authorities, hospitals, clinics, just to name a few.
Specific applications of ABA are vast: from selective mutism, sleep and eating struggles to Down ’s syndrome. We can help small goals, from learning to eat your dinner without throwing it on the floor (my daughter, today!) to teaching a nonverbal child to speak. BA is being proven to be the most effective intervention for a wealth of areas. Yes, it is most commonly used for treating those who have autism, but that is simply the most highlighted of successes