ABA therapy is a form of therapy used to encourage positive behavior and promote change. If you are wondering what to expect from ABA therapy, there are a number of questions to ask an ABA therapist in your area. Infinite Therapy Solutions provides in-home ABA therapy to help your child succeed.
Questions to ask an ABA therapist include:
- How early can you start ABA therapy?
- What are ABA techniques used during therapy?
- What is included in ABA therapy?
- How do you develop treatment goals?
- What types of behavior interventions are used?
- How many people from your agency will be working with my child?
- Do you collect data and graph it?
- How can I review my child’s record?
- Do you offer parent education?
- How can I help my child with ABA therapy?
- Are there social skills groups offered at your agency?
- Are other services involved and do you coordinate with schools and other treatment providers?
The earlier you start therapy, the more effective therapy is for your child. Various ABA techniques are used, depending on the specific needs of your child. Developing treatment goals are essential to your child’s treatment to get specific about strategies that are needed.
Know What Data is Collected
To better understand what data is collected and what it is used for, ask before your child begins therapy. You will have the ability to review your child’s record and look over the data that is collected to better understand your child’s behavior. Parent education can be offered, which makes it easier to understand what is going on with your child and to learn new ways to support their progress. Ask if services are coordinated with other providers to give your child continuity of care.
ABA Therapy in the Home
If you struggle to get your child to therapy appointments, you can have ABA therapy brought to you in the home. Your child may be more likely to participate when they are in familiar surroundings, making it easy to work through problematic behaviors. ABA therapy can begin as young as 2 years old, and should be started as soon as an issue is noted.
When you are going to work with an ABA therapist, it is best to understand:
- How data is collected and when you can review your child’s records
- The techniques used to help modify behavior
- That you and the therapist work together to develop a treatment plan
- You are a big part of keeping the routine when the therapist isn’t there
- You can ask the agency about opportunities for further education as the parent
When you have questions, don’t be afraid to ask. Your child can get the therapy they need with your participation.
When Your Child Needs ABA Therapy
At Infinite Therapy Solutions, we offer ABA therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy to meet all the needs of your child in the comfort of your own home. If your child is referred to ABA therapy services, it’s time to contact Infinite Therapy Solutions at our Bayonne clinic at 201-455-3144, or our West Orange clinic at 973-939-6280. Set up an appointment for a therapist to assess the needs of your child and complete the intake process for ABA therapy.