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dc.contributor.authorGorycki, Kathryn A.
dc.contributor.authorRuppel, Paula R.
dc.contributor.authorZane, Thomas
dc.identifier.citationKathryn A. Gorycki, Paula R. Ruppel & Thomas Zane | (2020) Is long-term ABA therapy abusive: A response to Sandoval-Norton and Shkedy, Cogent Psychology, 7:1, 1823615, DOI: 10.1080/23311908.2020.1823615en_US
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dc.description.abstractApplied behavior analysis (ABA) is a common treatment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In a recent volume of this journal, Sanvodal-Norton and Shkedy (2019) published a criticism of behavior analysis including the professionals and entire field as a discipline—of demonstrating unethical behavior, creating prompt dependency in the learners, destroying internal motivation, and refusing to collaborate with new and other treatment philosophies. The current paper is a response to the these claims by providing several examples of peer-reviewed studies that contradicts the authors’ arguments, and summarizing the information of the included study’s findings by and other objective. The primary purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that, contrary to the perspectives of Sanvodal-Norton and Shkedy (2019), ABA is scientific approach that identifies environmental variables that influence socially significant behaviors and develop strategies to cause behavior change that is practical and applicable, improve educational outcomes, and provide real-life support for parents and families who are seeking treatment for their loved one with ASD. In doing so, this paper will demonstrate that ABA is an efficacious approach that is supported by numerous scientific studies in the peer-reviewed literature.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen_US
dc.rights© 2020 The Author(s). This open access article is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 license.en_US
dc.subjectAutism spectrum disorderen_US
dc.subjectApplied behavior analysisen_US
dc.subjectBehavior analysisen_US
dc.titleIs long-term ABA therapy abusive: A response to Sandoval-Norton and Shkedyen_US
kusw.kuauthorGorycki, Kathryn A.
kusw.kuauthorRuppel, Paula R.
kusw.kuauthorZane, Thomas
kusw.kudepartmentApplied Behavioral Scienceen_US
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