Reflection On Aba Intervention

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Tierani Richardson
Content: We presented over the intervention aspects for ASD. We touched on three types of intervention: behavioral, relationship-based, and medical/CAM. In behavioral, we talked about ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis). In my first reflection, I defined ABA and described it. So here, I want to discuss things I have learned about it since then. I learned there are several types of ABA therapy, including: Discrete Trial Training, Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention, Pivotal Response Training, and Verbal Behavior Intervention. I learned that Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention is for young children under the age of three, and many of these children in this therapy are actually under the age of three. I also learned that insurance did not cover ABA until 2016. If a child is diagnosed after the age of three, insurance covers them for six years post diagnosis. For relationship based, we talked mostly about DIR. I also defined and described this intervention in an earlier post, so I will again talk about things I did not know. First, the two central goals of DIR is to follow the child’s lead and to create a shared world between the child and the adult. It is extremely play based, and adults can use sabotage play as a communication temptation. This method seems rather fun to me because it is just playing and interacting with the child! I also learned that most of the evidence for DIR was developed by the creators of the method, creating a conflict of
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