Research has shown that some children with autism who are enrolled in a curriculum of applied behavioral analysis at a young enough age can be mainstreamed right into the public school system. This ABC News program profiles two children with autism who receive this intensive form of therapy and discusses the mixed results of it. Although the degree of improvement attributable to ABA varies from child to child, any gains, large or small, are of immense value to the children-and to those who love them.
New Approach to Autism Gives Hope (2:58) -- Early Signs of Autism (3:42) -- Behavioral Approach and Lifestyle (2:57) -- Progress Comes in Small Steps (1:46) -- Differences Among Autistic Children (3:28) -- ABA's Success is Highly Individual (2:37) -- National Crisis: Shortage of Therapy (3:22)
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