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Key Ways Technology is Used in Applied Behavior Analysis
ABA therapists use a variety of computer apps to assist their clients. A therapist, for instance, may download an app that teaches a young child how to wash his or her hands. A therapist could also use an app to teach a special-needs child how to count money.
Fremont, CA: There are five ways that technology is used in applied behavior analysis, according to experienced therapists who work with adults and children with special needs. Applied behavior analysis, or ABA, aids in the reinforcement of positive behaviors in autistic people and others with special needs. Today's technology assists ABA therapists in their goal of assisting their clients in living fulfilling lives. Consider the following five applications of technology in applied behavior analysis.
ABA therapists use a variety of computer apps to assist their clients. A therapist, for instance, may download an app that teaches a young child how to wash his or her hands. A therapist could also use an app to teach a special-needs child how to count money. Other apps can teach children how to tell time, brush their teeth, play a specific game, or solve a math problem. Computer apps utilize words, images, and sounds to teach and/or reinforce an ABA therapy lesson.
Assistive Communication Device
ABA therapists and their clients have access to a wide range of assistive communication devices. To improve communication, a therapist may use one with prerecorded messages that the client can access. A therapist can also use this type of device to convey a statement that includes the words if and then. This communication technology is frequently used as a stepping stone for clients who have some level of language proficiency but are capable of learning more. It can help a special needs child or adult avoid frustration and make an ABA therapy session go more smoothly.
Touch Screen Tablet
During an ABA session, a therapist may use a touch screen tablet to communicate better with a client. A nonverbal child with autism, for example, can use a touch screen tablet to respond to questions from a therapist. To show that he or she understands and can answer a question, the child can touch a picture, a word, or a phrase. A touch screen tablet can also be used for sequencing or matching exercises given by an ABA therapist. Presenting a client an image on a touch screen tablet can enhance the person's learning experience.