Have you ever wondered what are the differences between ABA vs floortime therapy? This is a common question asked by many parents of a child with an autism spectrum disorder.
While I mentioned a few of the differences in the graphic above, here is a more complete list.
ABA Vs. Floortime Therapy
Based on behavior modifications- been used for a longer period of time
Requires a trained therapist
More scholarly research exists
Is more commonly used
Many adults on the spectrum aren’t fans of it if they had it as a child
Newer therapy and less widely used
Prefered by a lot of adults on the spectrum
Can be done by a parent of a child once the parent is trained
Is a form of play therapy
Is based on relationships rather than behavior
More adults on the spectrum have good memories of it
While I personally only had Floortime therapy as a child, I’ve heard that many professionals are know encouraging the usage of both ABA and FloorTime rather than limiting your child’s therapy to only one. I think this makes a lot of sense for a lot of children.
Watch this video below to listen to Dr. Stanley Greenspan who created the FloorTime therapy method talk about how he created it and why.Did this help you? If so, I would greatly appreciate a comment and a share on Facebook, twitter, linkedin, pinterest, or google plus.