I have 10 year old high functioning ASD who has most problems in school environment. We are looking into ABA therapy, but how successful is it if it’s done outside of the classroom? That’s where majority of issues occur?
It does help my son hates it because he hAs to do things he refuses to do on his own but they push him over the edge. He gets angry an hits and yells and screams for help. But at the end of the day he does it so they can leave him alone and he realizes it was just so easy and then he tells me you see i know how mom just leave me alone. Lol
The therapist got a black eye from my son and he reassured me thats their job they are use to aggressive children and that hey just need to redirect them slowly and teAch them tha aggressive behavior does not win.
I think it depends on what those issues are and whether there are specific triggers that cause him to act out only in the school environment. If it’s bullying or unsupportive staff/aides etc, no amount of ABA or any other therapies in any setting will help. All the ABA that my daughter got were center-based. Her therapies have translated very well to outside environment including school and home. She’ll be graduating from ABA end of this summer.