ABA Must Not Overlook Adolescents and Adults

By Shaji Haq, Ph.D., BCBA-D

 

Over the past twenty years, applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment providers for children with developmental disabilities—particularly autism spectrum disorder (ASD)—have multiplied exponentially.  But ABA treatment facilities for adults are sparse.  This is a tragedy; we’re often stopping short when treatment is still critical, and in some cases, even more so.

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A Behavior Analyst’s Tips for Picky Eaters

By Dr. Joyce Tu, Ed.D., BCBA-D

Overview

Caring for a loved one with developmental disabilities can pose unique challenges, which are not always adequately addressed by conventional methods. We have covered how to tackle toilet troubles and chronic sleeping issues. Below, Dr. Joyce Tu, Ed.D, BCBA-D, shares one program to help parents and caretakers introduce new foods to picky eaters.  From a behavior analyst’s perspective, eating may be addressed using the following framework:

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