Understanding autism
Understanding autism

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6 Naturalistic interventions

In contrast to how adults identify the ‘desirable’ behaviour within ABA, approaches have been developed which build upon the child’s own interests and preferences. The role of the teacher or therapist is to prompt or encourage natural communicative behaviours which are initiated by the child. These approaches are known as naturalistic interventions, and they are all, to a greater or lesser degree, child-centred.

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