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ABA therapy

(4 Posts)
Miwish Mon 17-Dec-12 21:13:02

Hi,
are there any parents in the Birmingham area who have used/are using ABA therapy for their autistic child. I want to start ABA therapy for my 5 year old autistic daughter but I am finding it very hard to find a suitable ABA tutor as I need tutor recommendations from other parents who have used ABA therapy in the Birmingham area aswell as a recommendation as to which service provider I should use (i.e., any good consultants in the Birmingham area).

Also, my daughter is non-verbal so I am not sure whether I should start the ABA therapy for her or VB. I'm not sure whether ABA or VB would be suitable for her. Any advice appreciated. Thanks.

perceptionInaPearTree Mon 17-Dec-12 21:19:21

Hi Miwish - I'm in Worcester so not too far from you. We ran a programme for 7 years for my severely autistic dd who is now 11. I know of a therapist with lots of ABA experience who lives in Birmingham if you would like me to give you her details? I would recommend her. Whether you choose Lovaas or ABA depends, I would say on how many skills your child has. My dd was non-verbal and had no skills at all and no receptive language. We started with UKYAP who used a Lovaas programme and then switched to VB under Sean Rhodes after 18 months. I would say that for a young child with severe autism, Lovaas is better to begin with.

Miwish Mon 17-Dec-12 21:57:21

Hi, thanks for answering and for the advice. Could you please give me the details of the therapist. Much appreciated. Have you personally used this therapist?

mompa Tue 04-Feb-14 22:31:21

I can recommend the www.learn2learnclinic.org

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