Study: Web-based ABA training beneficial for families in remote areas

April 23, 2014
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Disability Scoop: Telemedicine Shows Promise For ABA Therapy

By MICHELLE DIAMENT
April 22, 2014

www.disabilityscoop.com

Using web-based technology to teach parents the strategies of applied behavior analysis could offer big gains for kids with autism, new research suggests.

In a small study of rural parents who participated in a series of online tutorials and videoconferencing sessions, researchers found that they could help moms and dads substantially increase their knowledge of ABA and apply the techniques without forcing the families to make long drives to a clinic.

The finding could have particularly big implications for families living in remote communities that lack therapy offerings, researchers said.

Read more: http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2014/04/22/telemedicine-aba-therapy/19301/