Home-based applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy provides the intensive support children with autism need to build their skills and overcome challenging behaviors. The team at Intercare Therapy offers complete autism services, including ABA. To schedule an appointment, fill out the contact form online or call one of the offices in Denver, Colorado; Las Vegas, Nevada; or Lake Oswego near Portland, Oregon, or one of the eight offices throughout California in Sacramento, Riverside, Windsor Square in Greater Los Angeles, West Covina in East Los Angeles, Canoga Park in North Los Angeles, Escondido in San Diego, Anaheim in Orange County, and Hayward in the East Bay region of San Francisco.
Home-based ABA therapy is an evidence-based treatment for children with autism that’s backed by an abundance of studies showing that it effectively teaches new skills and diminishes challenging behaviors while increasing positive behaviors.
ABA therapy is most effective when it’s consistently provided across multiple natural environments. Natural environments, such as your home, give your ABA therapist the opportunity to use activities and objects that normally engage your child.
Bringing therapy to your home is more comfortable for your child with autism. Home-based ABA also gives parents and siblings the chance to learn about ABA and participate in therapy.
The team at Intercare Therapy provides comprehensive autism care, beginning with a psychological and behavioral assessment to diagnose your child. Once the evaluation is finished, they create an individualized ABA treatment plan with goals that fit your needs and the needs of your child.
Whether your child is already diagnosed, or you need to start from the beginning, you can call the Intercare Therapy office that’s closest to you and schedule an appointment.
Your ABA treatment plan provides detailed information about the behaviors and skills your therapist will target during therapy sessions. It also states the frequency and length of your child’s ABA sessions and when they should occur. Your therapist sticks with that schedule so your child has consistent and regular ABA sessions.
During therapy, your child needs a dedicated space without distractions. Your therapist brings along any supplies or reinforcers they may need during therapy. They may also use objects available in your house.
You don’t need to prepare for home-based therapy other than to have your child awake and ready for therapy. However, that’s sometimes a challenging task. If you need help or would like some advice about how to help your child adjust to home-based therapy, just ask your provider for guidance.
You’ll have regularly scheduled meetings with your ABA team to evaluate your child’s progress and determine if any changes should be made to the treatment plan. But with therapy in your home, you’re there for frequent updates and to enjoy your child’s success.
If you’d like to learn more about home-based ABA therapy for children with autism, call Intercare Therapy or fill out the contact form online.