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The Importance of Early Intervention

by on December 11, 2012

The Importance of Early Intervention for Autism and Behavior Therapy.
Sharing an article from the AutismABA blog.

Autism & Behavior

To get straight to the point, intervention should start as early as possible. My advice for parents is if you notice your child is not developing and meeting important developmental milestones, it is best to talk to your child’s doctor and explore services available instead of hoping “they’ll grow out of it” over time.

Why is it important to deal with the issue right away?

Because, unfortunately, the longer you wait, the more difficult it can be down the road. The earlier a problem is identified; the more effective an intervention can be. Research shows that children who receive intensive early intervention services are likely to make more progress and have better long-term outcomes. In fact, the long-term benefits of early intervention can decrease the costs of lifetime care by over two-thirds (Jarbinks and Knapp, 2001). In addition, some children who participate in early and intensive ABA for 2 or…

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