A child’s initial autism spectrum disorder diagnosis can be overwhelming. As a parent, knowing where to find resources and which resources will best serve your child may feel like an impossible task. For many, online tools and resources are the most practical and convenient way to support your family’s autism therapy journey. Today, ABA or applied behavior analysis is one of the top tools for autism therapy around the world. There are hundreds of aba resources across the internet to support children and parents in every stage of autism therapy.
The aba|tools program provides diverse analysis and responsive online tools for autism therapy from your phone or tablet. The program was designed by a BCBA to increase access to ABA. Learn more about our well-organized library of digital ABA flashcards, register for aba|tools!
What Is ABA For Autism?
Applied behavioral analysis is an adaptable form of autism therapy training that works on a system of rewards. Children are rewarded for good behavior with a reward that has personal meaning to them. For example, if a child puts their dirty laundry in the hamper, they may be rewarded with time playing their favorite game or reading their favorite book. Simultaneously, ABA doesn’t punish bad behavior but focuses on positive behavior to increase favorable behavior over time. Like all autism therapy programs, applied behavioral analysis relies on repetition to change a child’s behavior over time. Because ABA relies on repetition, online tools are a great way to support, track, and manage your child’s aba therapy.
Where To Find Autism Resources Online
Autism affects nearly two percent of people around the globe. This means there are a wealth of online autism resources to meet your specific needs. In the United States, there are programs and online tools at both the state and national levels. Your state’s website may have aba tools, referrals to online and local parent groups, and news about local autism support. The Center for Disease Control houses information for screenings at the national level and can lead parents to early intervention and special education resources in their own state. While state resources differ, they defer to national standards for diagnosis and support.
Other online resources like Autism Speaks are often non-profit organizations with networks for parental support, aba therapy, and general guidance beyond state and national recommendations. Non-profits can often help parents find local resources, connect with therapists, and differentiate between helpful and unhelpful online resources. Generally, any online autism resource claiming “quick fixes” and “miracle therapies” isn’t what a child or parent needs. These are some red flag keywords to avoid in online autism therapy resources:
- “Immediate results”
- “Miracle cures”
- “Limited training is needed”
- “The only tool your child will need”
- Any tools developed by those without clinical training and experience with autism spectrum disorder.
Instead of these phrases that boast a singular therapy or cure, focus on tools created by clinicians and online resources recommended by your child’s therapist or pediatrician. When in doubt, trusted resources are government-based or have reviews through the Better Business Bureau.
Digital ABA Flashcards
Online ABA resources like the aba|tools app can provide a wealth of knowledge and support for applied behavioral analysis at your child’s fingertips. Our library of digital language development content serves children and families. Consider using clinician-developed aba|tools materials to assist with receptive identification and other skills.
Register for aba|tools for More Information
Our resources help parents and clinicians understand, track, and adapt to a child’s learning patterns and growth, playing a child’s strengths. Founded by a BCBA, the aba|tools Verbal Matrix® is an adaptable, convenient tool serving children across all levels of the autism spectrum. To begin applied behavioral analysis therapy and learn more about autism spectrum disorder therapy, register today to start using aba|tools!