A great resource and additional blog with helpful information is that of Different Roads to Learning, a company that was created to meet the needs of parents and professionals working with children on the Autism Spectrum.
This blog post titled: Tip of the Week: 6 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Home ABA Program was written by Sam Blanco, a BCBA and ABA provider for students in NYC. In it, Sam lists 6 great tips to get the most out of your ABA programs that are being implemented at the comfort of your home so that the time spent at home is more effective for both the therapist and child. Her 6 valuable tips are:
1) Make sure all ABA materials are accessible.
2) Keep the area for ABA therapy free from distraction.
3) Limit the number of disruptions from siblings or other family members.
4) When possible, reserve one or more highly motivating activities for ABA sessions.
5) Don’t allow the child to engage in their highest motivating activities right before an ABA session.
6) Ask your provider if there are any changes you can make to improve sessions.
As a behavior analyst and therapist, I cannot stress the importance of all of these tips mentioned. It might be hard to do all of them at once, but knowing how they can greatly impact the quality of therapy received, I’m sure that parents will try to make the necessary changes to get the most out of their sessions.
To read the full post, visit their website: 6 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Home ABA Program