good luck! we still have someone come in for a few hours on a Saturday to do ABA (very mini programme ) and ds1 enjoys it. I'm amazed at the stuff she's got him doing- it's spilling over into real life now as well- the beginnings of independent play are starting (will play with trains on a track for example- hasn't done that in years).
You're doing better than I did Socci, took me at least a year before I had a clue! Must say, going to team meetings made so much difference to my own understanding. Now I'm Mrs Cynical as I'm more experienced than most of the ABA tutors I know!
Yeah, Socci, you sound like a natural! I keep getting told off for giving dd 'too much reinforcement' too often and not saving them for her best responses (I do a great Dancing Dora Doll impression that she loves). Well, I am her mum
Well there is plenty of evidence that it works and LEAs DO fund it so that's rubbish! No-one claims it is a cure, it is an effective way of teaching your child and is supposed to deliver "best outcome". The trouble is, choosing ABA is just the start, the constant justifying is soooo wearing.