Receiving ABA services for school-aged children is an important issue to consider. While there are many special education programs in public schools, they are generally not staffed with people specifically trained in ABA. The truth is, most children on the spectrum will receive almost all of, if not all, their education in a public school. If you desire a specialized environment for your child, or your child requires more intensive services, then a private school geared toward autism might be the right choice. While many of these autism-focused schools are staffed by experts in ABA, they are often quite costly. There are also very few of them in the United States. If you are fortunate enough to a) have one nearby and b) have a public school system that agrees that’s the best placement for your child, then you’re ahead of the curve.
We’ve now reviewed ABA-therapy options that involve direct service at various physical locations. Ultimately, you will need to decide which of these options--if any--is right for your family. Now we will shift focus and take a look at the latest types of ABA therapy that have emerged with the advent of new technology.
Historically, ABA therapy has been provided as an in-person service with either a clinician coming into the patient’s home to deliver services or the patient going to an ABA therapy center to meet with a clinician. However, at the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic a shift in the practice occurred and many families started to attend ABA virtually. Eighteen months later, online ABA therapy is here to stay.
AnswersNow is a leader in tele-ABA therapy and has designed our very own platform that mimics the in-person ABA experience through a digital service. Through activities just like the ones your clinician would perform in real life, AnswersNow is able to help your child work towards their individual goals set by his or her clinician in their personalized treatment plan.
In addition to your child getting direct ABA therapy from a tele-ABA company like AnswersNow, you as a parent can also get training in ABA through an online program. AnswersNow builds in parent training to the personalized treatment plan your clinician writes. Included in your parent training will be a chat feature that connects you right to your clinician. You can use this chat to reach out whenever you have questions or receive quick answers from a BCBA when you may need a refresher on how to help your child in the moment. Parent training is an extremely important part of helping your child reach success with ABA therapy.
This is what’s possible with the latest form of ABA therapy. Could this be the kind of reliable autism-parenting support that you’ve been looking for? Visit getanswersnow.com today to find out. Your personal autism therapist is only a message away.