A Parent’s Guide to ABA Therapy (S6E59)

In this week’s episode, I take on the controversial subject of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy with his guest, Ashley Gibson-Stewart, a seasoned and board-certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). We talk about what ABA therapy was like in the past and how it’s changed over the years.

  • Acknowledging the Past: Rob and Ashley discuss the painful experiences our autistic adult friends endured during the early days of ABA therapy, recognizing the trauma it caused.
  • Embracing Change: The episode highlights the significant changes in ABA practices over the years, focusing on the positive developments and lessons learned.
  • Healing and Moving Forward: A critical look at how parents and therapists today use ABA therapy in a way that supports and does not harm children. This part of the discussion emphasizes the importance of healing from past mistakes and working together for the betterment of children needing support today.

About Ashley Gibson-Stewart:

Ashley Gibson-Stewart brings over a decade of experience in the ABA field to this conversation. Her extensive work ranges from young children to older adults, across various environments. Ashley’s dedication lies in working closely with clients and their families to enact meaningful changes and enhance their quality of life.

About Rob Gorski and The Autism Dad Podcast:

Rob Gorski, a single father to three autistic sons, is the Founder and CEO of The Autism Dad, LLC. As a multi-award-winning blogger, podcaster, content creator, and social media influencer, Rob has been a respected public figure and advocate in the autism community for over a decade.

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