In-Home ABA Therapy for Autism
ABA Centers of America is committed to providing families with unparalleled support for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We realize the time constraints and other real-life burdens of traveling to an ABA therapy center. Yet, you want to do everything you can to help your loved one with autism. We want the person with autism to be involved in the direction of their treatment, and we look to teach self-advocacy skills in therapy.
In addition to sessions at our ABA therapy treatment center, our autism-care therapists can bring their expertise to the environment where the client is most comfortable—home. After all, home is where most of the challenges arise. It makes sense to address issues where they normally occur. Our therapists are well trained to fit into the home and family environment. And ABA Centers of America has the resources and flexible autism treatment programs to provide as much therapy as your family needs.
ABA Centers of America Works Toward the Following Goals
Learning critical life skills
Alternatives to unwanted behavior
Building up inherent strengths
Developing social and communication skills
How Does Our In-home ABA Therapy Work?
First, our Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will meet with the client’s caregivers to discuss developmental history, medications and any previous therapy. This is the time to talk about goals for the client: what you want them to improve and any behavior you’d like to change (aggression, self-injury, tantrums, etc.).
The BCBA observes the client during their regular daily schedule to accurately gather data on behavior, caregiver responses and any other influences.
Based on an analysis of the interviews and observed behavior, the BCBA will develop a recommended treatment plan to address the agreed-upon goals for the client.
Next, the BCBA will choose the right Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) from our team to work directly with the client and caregivers. The RBT is the person who will be delivering therapy in your home on a schedule that suits everyone’s needs.
During the course of the ABA therapy, the BCBA will continually analyze data from progress reports and make any recommended changes to your program. Our autism treatment therapy is flexible and dynamic to suit the needs of the client and the goals of the caregivers. We can include many different environments that are relevant to the client.
Family Role in ABA Therapy
Your RBT will be spending a lot of time with your family. You and your family should continue with your daily lives. And while you should let the client and therapist work uninterrupted, you don’t need to isolate anyone, stay quiet or leave home. On the contrary, caregivers need to be present in the home during the therapy schedule. We also encourage participation from other members of the household, such as siblings. We may recommend separate sessions for caregiver, family or parent training.
What to Expect
ABA Centers of America doesn’t believe in a “one-size-fits-all” treatment program. Our clients are individuals, and each of them is experiencing the world in a unique way. Our therapy plans are always customized, and they allow clients to work toward mutually agreed-upon goals.
A typical course of ABA therapy involves 20-40 hours a week for 1-3 years. ABA therapy programs are designed by our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and conducted by our Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs). Both are governed and licensed by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).