Parenting in today’s modern world can often be difficult, taxing and overwhelming especially when you add into the mix a neurodiverse child with behavioral challenges. Parents can often end up feeling isolated, on an island unto themselves with not enough support.
A major component of a good in-home ABA program starts with a parent training component. Parent involvement in day-to-day sessions, with treatment planning, and collaboration with the treatment team is a necessary and key part of the child’s treatment. We work with parents in a variety of ways to bring them into the programming and implementation of interventions. Parents will work with a supervisor and a direct 1:1 staff to learn ABA principles as well as strategies and interventions. The treatment team will also collaboratively work with parents on parent training goals that are developed individually for the unique needs of each family.
Parent training can be done without the child present to focus on developing parents’ skills with implementing behavior interventions. We can consult and give feedback to help parents be more effective and feel supported in their parenting. Our goal is to help parents, grandparents, and other adults in the child’s life learn how to manage problem behaviors and help the child learn appropriate replacement behaviors that can improve their quality of life.