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3 common myths about applied behavior analysis (ABA)

Chicago School alumnus Jon Cardenas co-authored this feature on the Huffington Post “3 Common Myths About Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA),” explaining the common concerns and misconceptions parents have when seeking an Applied Behavior Analyst to work with their children who are diagnosed with autism.

“We commonly hear, ‘My child won’t respond well to sitting at a table for extended periods of time.’ Some even fear that ABA appears as though therapists are “training” a child through intensive drilling exercises. We understand where this uneasiness comes from.”

Jon Cardenas is a Lead Behavior Analyst at Autism Family Center in Chicago and the northern suburbs. Jon has a Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and is eligible to sit for the LPC.