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No! You name the place, ABA’s been done there; floor, playground, pool, gym, dentist, bathroom; hey, even under a bed!
No, not if therapy is administered properly.
A major focus of therapy is to overcome the behavioral rigidity present in individuals with ASD. Responses to behaviors may be overly simplified in the beginning to gain a starting point, and therefore “robotic” but those skills are eventually built up and transferred to naturalistic settings in a functional manner
Yes, in many cases. When desired progress is achieved, and no new goals are pinpointed, your BCBA can develop a titration plan in which a roadmap is outlined to slowly wean your child off of therapy.
An ABA therapist is an individual who uses the science of ABA to influence behavior through therapeutic interventions. BCBA, orBoard Certified Behavior Analyst, is an ABA therapist with a masters level degree who is certified specifically by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. A BCBA often will plan out and oversee all aspects of a child’s therapy.