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Autistics Against ABA – Cerebration of Kat

Today (2nd May 2020), I was asked to write about ABA, providing evidence as to why it should not be promoted. While I’m willing to do this, particularly because I haven’t actually written a post specifically on ABA before (I mean, let’s be honest, I’d be adding to the hundreds already out there), this does not […]

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Fierce Autie: What is ABA and My Experience

What is ABA? ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. ABA is a type of therapy that focuses on improving behaviors such as social skills, communication, reading academics, etc. ABA is effective on children and adults with psychological disorders and neurological differences. Some methods are opperant conditioning, classical conditioning and other dog training techniques. Its goals […]

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Disappointing. It's 2020, a new decade has begun, but Behavior Conversion Therapy still is. | Crimson Âû

  Crimson Âû 6 hrs ·  Disappointing.It’s 2020, a new decade has begun, but Behavior Conversion Therapy still is. These parents even admit doing it for behavioral purposes on their benefit when they provide this example telling their brainwashed kid to stop acting a certain way in a public place. The 20’s should be the decade […]

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5 Important Reasons Even “New ABA” is Problematic

Source: 5 Important Reasons Even “New ABA” is Problematic 5 Important Reasons Even “New ABA” is Problematic Now, if this is the first you’re hearing about ABA and why it may be harmful, I highly recommend you check out my previous post: What’s the big deal with ABA therapy? That post outlines the history of ABA […]

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“The effectiveness of applied behavioral techniques for autism remains unproven. Year after year" | SLP Neurodiversity Collective

12/15/19 was the promised release date at the #ASHA19 Town Hall, but here we are, still awaiting the BCS-ASD Committee’s release of CCC-SLP list of “competencies.” These are the competencies the BCBA-heavy committee will require in order for CCC-SLPs to become an “Autism Certified Specialist.” #SLPs #speechlanguagepathologists #SLPeeps In the meantime, let’s remember that:“The Department of Defense reported to Congress […]

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ABA is ABUSE: Immoral and unethical conversion therapy | Horry County Schools forms committees to look into ABA therapists for autistic students

Parents of children with autism in Horry County Schools have been working for a year now, pushing for more Applied Behavioral Analysis therapists. Source: Horry County Schools forms committees to look into ABA therapists for autistic students

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Does ABA Harm Autistic People? | Autistic UK

Does ABA Harm Autistic People? In this guest Article. Autistic Academic Shona Davison explores the history of ABA, and what it’s effects are. Source: Does ABA Harm Autistic People? | Autistic UK