Importance of Early Diagnoses

Importance of Early Diagnoses

The average age of diagnosis in the United State for Autism is 2 ½ years old. However, many parents are unable to seek out services from early intervention programs such as First Steps in Indiana beyond age 3. Thus, between diagnosis and the age of 3 minimal services are often available for these children. One area that is available for children beyond diagnosis is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. 

    Beginning therapy as early as possible is key to long-term outcomes according to many research studies. Early intensive intervention is touted as a big factor in long-term outcomes. It is important to remember that children with Autism have delays in developmental areas, so they have to learn faster than typically developing peers. Thus, an intensive intervention program such as ABA is often recommended for these children. To see how Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) can help, contact us today.