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We used ABA/VB (Verbal Behavior, which is a distinct variation of ABA) when my son was a preschooler.  VB focuses a lot on natural settings, error-proof learning, and verbal language.  It worked very well for my son and he "learned how to learn"  with this method.  It was helpful for me because it follows a steady progression of skills and I was able to track his development with visual graphs. We also mixed in some Floor Time methods.

 

When DS started kindergarten, he went into a classroom that uses the TEACCH methodology.  To keep things consistent between school and home, we switched to using these techniques as well.  DS has responded very well to this method.  I like the fact that TEACCH respects the culture of autism and emphasizes both teaching functional skills and adapting the environment to meet the needs of the individual with autism.