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What is “autism therapy”?

Autism therapy is a word that describes the attempt to lessen the deficits and maladaptive behaviors of some individuals with Autism. The goal is to increase the functional independence and quality of lives of those affected by Autism. The term “autism therapy”  is most synonymous Continue reading

Understanding Reinforcement

An important principle in the practice of Applied Behavior Analysis is the use of reinforcement to strengthen desired behaviors. The definition of reinforcement is found on its effect on a behavior, not in its form or appearance. In other words, a stimulus that increases the probability Continue reading