NeuroClastic: On ABA Therapy, Self-Determination, & Healthy Psychological DevelopmentMarch 16, 2021 by Lemos Kelly

July 21 2019 // by Michelle Sara

In this NeuroClastic article, Michelle Sara writes about correlations between the findings of motivation research and behavioural therapy.

Autonomy refers to the ability to make choices independently (with informed consent and without coercion). Children undergoing ABA-style “therapy” are not making the autonomous choice to do so, and this may be the main reason it causes post-traumatic stress in so many of its survivors. Repeatedly experiencing something you don’t want and having no way to stop it leads to learned helplessness.