Autism-Open Access

Autism-Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-7890

Leah Esther Lax

Department of Psychology, Montclair State University, Monrclair, New Jersey, USA

  • Research Article   
    ABA Curricula Effects on Toddler Language, Cognition, and ASD Symptoms
    Author(s): Amelia Yanchik*, Leah Esther Lax, Peter Vietze and Deborah L. Vietze

    The effectiveness of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to treat young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has long been established. Natural Environment Teaching (NET) is an effective adaptation to Discrete Trial Training (DTT). Children with ASD respond to ABA intervention differentially. Treatment with an optimal curriculum is crucial to treatment effectiveness and research on naturalistic treatments is under-researched in community-based settings. Three intervention approaches were compared: (1) DTT only; (2) DTT and NET combined; (3) NET only. This study predicts that differential effects of curricula provided to children with ASD less than three years-of age will result in different outcomes. All treatments led to improved language, cognitive outcomes, and a reduction in ASD symptoms. The NET only children improved most significantly with mean group scores in the normal ra.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2165-7890.22.12.354

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