The biggest and most important role you as a parent will have for your child is to be their advocate. Advocating for your child with autism will require research, skill, and knowledge that will span a lifetime.
Your child has been diagnosed with autism. As a parent, you may wonder: what’s next; how can I better prepare my child for their future? That’s where ABA comes in. Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a branch of behavioral therapy designed to develop skills like communication, language, social cues, and more.
The alarm goes off, and you roll over to switch it off. The coffee finishes brewing and you pour yourself a cup. The kids wake up, and you get their breakfast set up.
We don’t consciously think about these events in terms of applied behavioral analysis (ABA), but it’s true that we make every day little choices based on expected outcomes.
A great way to set up a language learning “moments” for your little one is by putting wanted objects in places where your child can see them but can’t retrieve them on their own.