Why is Early Intervention So Important for Autism?

April 13, 2023

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) impacts approximately 1 in 36 children today. Identified as a developmental disorder, the need for early intervention can make all the difference when it comes to helping children build certain critical skills. 

If you suspect that your child may be one of the many children born with ASD then a professional assessment is needed–and the earlier the better! In fact, some children can be diagnosed with autism as early as 18 months old. 

Having a child with autism is nothing to be worried about, but it likely means that your child needs a little extra support when it comes to developing his/her skills such as cognitive skills, language skills, social skills, etc. 

The most proactive and functional ways to support the development of a child with ASD is through Applied Behavior Analysis therapy, widely known as ABA Therapy. 

Facilitated by licensed and professional Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), ABA therapy uses a system of behavioral interventions and strategies to reduce maladaptive behaviors and improve a child’s ability to interact with the world around them in a more positive manner. 

By engaging your child in ABA therapy as soon as possible, you can improve your child’s chances of catching up to their peers, in a developmental sense, and enhance several of your child’s skills, including but not limited to:

  • Fine Motor Skills 
  • Verbal Behaviors 
  • Reasoning Skills 
  • Social Skills 
  • Communication Skills 
  • Self Help Skills 

Note that the specific skills targeted in ABA therapy are unique to your child’s individual needs. 

Early intervention can make all the difference when considering the effectiveness of ABA therapy, that is why you should not wait to enroll your child with ASD in ABA therapy–and we are here to help!  

At Step Forward ABA we help your child thrive with early intervention ABA therapy. Whether you suspect that your child may have ASD or your current autism therapy plan is not producing results, our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) craft personalized plans that are tailored to your child’s specific needs and objectives. 

From social skills training, language development, personal skills development, and much more, we implement a variety of different interventions and practices to enable your child to get a good start in life. 

Let us help your child become the happiest, healthiest version of themself through ABA therapy! Contact us today to connect with a behavior analyst and learn more about the impact of ABA therapy. 

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