The Autistic Child: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

The Autistic Child: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)


What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and how can it be used to help autistic children learn? Dr. Michael Morrier, Assistant Director of the Emory Autism Center, gives an overview of this teaching technique. Background The Emory Autism Center is a component of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. The program was opened in 1991 as a public, private and University collaboration. Since opening, the Emory Autism Center has become a national model for diagnosis, family support and innovative treatment, as well as a vital source of professional training. Emory Autism Center Related Articles "The autism family album" Emory Health magazine, Spring 2009

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