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ABA vs OT in managing children with special needs. Is one therapy discipline better than the other?

Updated: Apr 5

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Occupational Therapy (OT) are both evidence-based interventions that can be effective in treating children with special needs. However, they are different in their approaches and goals.
ABA is a scientific approach to understanding and changing behavior, with a primary goal of improving socially significant behaviors. ABA focuses on the principles of learning, such as reinforcement and punishment, to teach new skills and reduce problematic behaviors. ABA therapy is often used to treat children with autism spectrum disorder