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Dr. Lawrence Smith
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Applied Behavior Analysis (Overview)

A type of intensive behavioral intervention for autism. The focus is on reinforcing desirable behaviors and decreasing undesirable behaviors.


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Is applied behavioral analysis therapy effective for autism?

Is applied behavioral analysis therapy effective for autism?

Sometimes: Aba is one behavioral therapy shown to be effective in helping with asd. There are newer, more developmentally based therapies also showing promise, such as play project (floortime), son rise and rdi - relationship development intervention. The key factor as a parent is to research the various approaches and determine which seems to best fit your child. And don't be afraid to change, if needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
8 doctors shared insights

Applied Behavior Analysis (Overview)

A type of intensive behavioral intervention for autism. The focus is on reinforcing desirable behaviors and decreasing undesirable behaviors.


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How can applied behavioral analysis therapy help an autistic child?

AUTISM: Treatment for an autistic child had improved a lot since there was emphasis on autism. They can live and function a normal life with various therapy available. ...Read more

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What’s the best way to change the behavior of people with diabetes?

What’s the best way to change the behavior of people with diabetes?

Complications: See your physicians to learn about the complications of poorly controlled diabetes. The more you know, the more ( hopefully) you will try to change. Diabetes is the number one cause for blindness, being on dialysis and amputations. No one wants to go through life on crutches, being on dialysis and blind. ...Read more

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What are “stim behaviors” and why does the person with asperger’s disorder do them?

What are “stim behaviors” and why does the person with asperger’s disorder do them?

Comfort: Self-stimulating behaviors are a variety of things that people engage in when they are uncomfortable or anxious in their environment. They can be automatic and like a habit, and can done in an unconscious manner. When people with autistic symptoms do them, it is a way of them coping with their environment by coping with stressful situations and getting a reduction in anxiety. ...Read more

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How common is it to have addictive sexual behavior nowadays in the u.S.?

How common is it to have addictive sexual behavior nowadays in the u.S.?

Pretty prevalent...: Sex addiction statistics from the society for the advancement of sexual health conservatively estimate that 3%-5% of the U.S. Population suffers from sexual compulsion disorders. This is likely an underestimate becos' it is based on those seeking treatment for sex addiction. Many of those afflicted avoid exposure & cannot be easily tracked. Other estimates are as high as 10%, ( i.e.~ 30millions!). ...Read more

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How do behaviors become habitual?

How do behaviors  become habitual?

Do it over and over!: Behaviors become habits if they routinely happen after much repetition. Habits are behaviors that occur with little deliberate decision making. Bad ones are hard to break and new habits are hard to establish. But with concerted effort one can do both. Given the power of habit, it pays to take inventory of them and decide which to keep and which to break. Good habits can help a person succeed. ...Read more

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How can we have safe analysis sex?

How can we have safe analysis sex?

Anal Sex?: I assume you mean anal sex. Use a condom, use water soluble lubricant, go slowly and stop immediately if the receptive partner feels pain. Avoid deep thrusting. Shower or wash immediately afterwards. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What is a body composition analysis?

What is a body composition analysis?

See below: It tells you how much muscle, fat and water you have compared to same sex and age normal values. Some programs can calculate how many calories you need in a day based on age, muscle mass, activity level. ...Read more

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How can I improve my child's behavior?

How can I improve my child's behavior?

Behavior: That is not a simple answer but if i had to give 4 items of advice i'd say: 1) lead by example, make sure your child is getting enough sleep, 3) set a routine and rules, 4) be consistent and calm when enforcing rules/routines. ...Read more

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Can acquired behavior pass to offsprings?

No: Not genetically if that is what your asking. They can acquire the behavior the same way you did by learning it. ...Read more

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