Home-based and community therapy allows our therapists to provide treatment in the child’s natural environment where they encounter everyday situations. Using ABA therapy techniques at home helps with the transfer of skills learned in treatment to real life circumstances.
Services provided in the home environment allow a child’s skills to be targeted using items and situations that the child has contact with on a daily basis. Social skills can be targeted with parents and siblings using toys and items owned by the family that are familiar to the child. This also allows our staff to observe the child’s behavior, as well as observe interactions between the child, parents and any siblings. In-home ABA therapy creates opportunities such as learning to prepare meals in the kitchen, cleaning up toys in their bedroom or socializing with siblings in a play area.
Family involvement is an important component in the delivery of ABA therapy at home. ABA specialist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) have frequent contact with the parents or guardians and the family is able to observe our staff providing the treatment plan on a daily basis.
At the start, a BCBA will meet the family in the home to conduct an assessment. Once treatment begins, the BCBA will provide ongoing supervision to the services.