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Limitations Apparent in Applied Behavior Analysis Research

We at Autism Daily Newscast were not surprised at the strong reaction to the recent BBC4 documentary ‘Autism: Challenging Behaviour’ that aired earlier this week. We had been reviewing various conversations on ABA in Facebook groups and other chats. We assigned one of our journalists to report on the current state of ABA in the USA. This is the first in a series of three which will cover the following topics.

1. A brief research review that shows the research on ABA therapy does involve flawed research designs
2. Staffing issues and inconsistent regulation of ABA providers in the United States and efforts to improve consistency.
3. Difficulties in insurance coverage in the US for ABA therapy even under the new Affordable Care Act regulations

Read Part 1 here.

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