How does Applied behavioral analysis apply to mild autism

Mild autism, also sometimes known as high-functioning autism, is a term usually used to describe individuals with autism whose symptoms don't affect their daily lives as severely as they may affect other children.  These children can still be affected by their symptoms, though, making it difficult to carry out everyday life.

So what can be done?  If your child is struggling, it may be time to consider ABA therapy- even if their symptoms aren’t as severe as you might think they need to be to qualify.

Helps With Developmental Skills

Many studies have found that with autism, developmental skills are harder to ingrain and need to be focused on thoroughly when the child is still young to ensure they have the best chance possible.  By training and ingraining skills and communication as early as possible, you get the chance to help move your child forward in understanding themself and the social rules we have in place.

Improves Simple and Complex Skills

Whether your child struggles to hold eye contact or hold a clear conversation- or their problems are based on what foods they refuse to eat or interactions they refuse to take part in: a lot of these can be helped with skill-based therapy.  An eagerness for new situations or learning to be okay with changes in patterns or schedules are skills that may need to be trained and taken further.  ABA therapy can help with all of this.

Gives Children With Autism Better Chances In Education

School can be a good and a bad thing for the symptoms of autism.  On the one hand, it gives them the chance to see a set schedule and know what to expect every day.  On the other hand, it's filled with thousands of interactions, changes, noises, sensations, and other things that can cause upset or annoyance. 


ABA therapy helps prepare children for their education and gives them a better chance of working with their symptoms to succeed in school.

Helps Parents With Strategies for Teaching At Home

Taking what you learn from an ABA therapy clinic, and putting it to use at home, is an awesome way to jumpstart how well it works and give your child the opportunity to do better and learn faster.  ABA therapy gives parents the tools they need to make education and interactions better for their children and prepare them for the world behind their front door.

Improves Communication and Relationship With Loved Ones

Autism can make it difficult for children to communicate their wants and needs and to give their families a chance to really connect with them.  Through ABA therapy, you can gain the chance to have your child more clearly tell you what they need: and for you to be more skilled at looking and listening for their intentions and meaning.  Everyone deserves to be understood and have their point communicated in a way others understand; ABA therapy improves this still for everyone involved.

Everyone Deserves to be Understood

Every child with autism deserves the chance to be able to communicate and connect with their loved ones.  Regardless of how severe their symptoms are: ABA therapy can help.