Argumentative Behavior Analytic Research

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Since the early 1960s, autistic children have been the subject when it comes to studies for applied behavior analytic (ABA) treatment (Smith & Antolovich, 2000). Autistic children who participate in ABA treatment also receive numerous types of programs (Smith & Antolovich, 2000). For instance, children take part in speech, sensorimotor integration, play therapy and etc (Smith & Antolovich, 2000). These interventions may complement behavior analytic treatment by enhancing children's skills or reducing maladaptive behaviors that hinder children's progress, such as aggression or stereotypes (Smith & Antolovich, 2000). The researchers try to limit the use of this treatment that by turning their limited resources into interventions that can be harmful or not very effective (Smith & Antolovich, 2000). …show more content…

Surveys have suggested that families may evaluate alternative medicine interventions such as megavitamins more favorably than standard psychotropic medicine but it is unclear whether this finding would be replicable in a more comprehensive investigation (Smith & Antolovich, 2000). A peer-reviewed survey indicated that parents gave positive ratings to one sensorimotor therapy, Auditory Integration Training (AIT), is intended to reduce hypersensitivity to autistic children’s sounds (Smith & Antolovich, 2000). The discussion question is how do the parents feel about putting their children in these high risk intervention

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