“Treating” Autism: The Controversy of Applied Behavior Analysis

ABA: OVERVIEW AND PROS Applied behavior analysis (ABA),┬áregarded by many to be the most effective evidence-based treatment for autism available, focuses on using techniques of learning that help promote positive behaviors and steer away from harmful or interfering ones. It has been endorsed by federal agencies as a safe and beneficial treatment, and there has […]

Global Perceptions of Autism: Eastern Asia

Autism, though a well-known concept that has been around for about a century, is still a relatively new term for some regions of the world – namely, Eastern Asia. In fact, it was not recognized by researchers until the 1980s in China, merely 40 years ago. Today, there is still a gap between the understanding […]