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Hi. My DS is 2.5 and displaying a number of behaviours which lead us to believe that he may be autistic. Concerns have been mentioned to the HV but it is at a wait and see how things develop stage. I am mindful that the NHS route is likely to take some time and am wondering whether some private help would be sensible in the meantime. Has anyone gone down the ABA route and if so can anyone recommend anyone in the Birmingham area? I have tried googling but there is a lot out there and I would be very grateful for a recommendation to point me in the right direction! Thank you.
I can't give much advice on finding a tutor in your area, but I would recommend starting some of the strategies/principles yourself. We started when ds was 4, but an ABA approach would have been a very useful for us when he was younger as his behaviour was so challenging. I think the key is understanding (positive) reinforcement and how to break down skills. This book is quite a good starting point: A Work in Progress (Ron Leaf)
Hi we started aba with my DS at 26 months. He was diagnosed with ASD at 32 months. We started with 3 hours a week and have built it up since. My son has made some progress using the principles - which we also adopt at home.
I'm not in your area so can't recommend anyone locally but there are organisations like peach and child autism uk who may be able to put you in touch with consultants/tutors. There is also a site called vbcommunity which you use to advertise for tutors and an ABA Facebook page where you can post adverts and tutors post their availability.
Thank you - I will look into those organisations and get that book.