Don’t take our word for it! If you want to learn more, here are some useful articles about Applied Behaviour Analysis
Information for Parents/Carers New to ABA
The UK Society for Behaviour Analysis (UK-SBA) contributes to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behaviour analysis through research, education, and practice. The UK-SBA promotes the ethical and effective application of behaviour analysis to a wide range of areas including education, rehabilitation and health care, business, and the community.
A Balanced View On ABA Therapy, By An Autistic Adult
Eileen Lamb, author of "All Across The Spectrum" and “Be The One,” is the founder of The Autism Cafe. On her blog, she shares the ups and downs of raising a severely autistic child while being on the autism spectrum herself.
ABA in 2020-2021: Current State of the Research
The Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA) is a non-profit, professional associationmade up of a volunteer board of directors and over 1400 members. It is the largest professional association representing behavioural science and services in Canada. This document provides a summary of recent ABA research (pertaining mostly to Autism).
Behavioural method is not an attempt to ‘cure’ autism
Professor Richard Hastings of Warwick University responds to a BBC4 documentary based on an ABA school which aired in 2013, and addresses a number of criticisms and concerns highlighted in the programme.
Behaviour Analysis, Autism and Learning Disability: Fact and Fiction
Here Dr Mecca Chiesa from the UK Society for Behaviour Analysis (UK-SBA) addresses a number of claims that ABA causes harm. These assertions are neither evidenced by the objectors nor shared (as this document shows) by the many organisations whose remit is to evaluate, recommend and monitor ABA-based service provision for vulnerable populations.
Early intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder
In this seminar, Professor Karola Dillenburger of Queen’s University Belfast outlines how our approach to ABA in the UK differs to that of many other countries (for example, in the US where health insurance providers are required to offer ABA therapy), and how it differs from the standard ‘eclectic’ approach available in the UK.
Download the slides here