ABA Home/Community Based Therapy Services (our specialty)
The top four advantages of home/community-based therapy is the parent can be involved in the training, thereby increasing the probability for success, the families’ quality of life from the negative impact of the child’s behavior will improve, it is convenient for the family to not deal with traffic and scheduling to get to a clinic, and it allows for the BCBA to adapt your child’s therapy plan to address concerns and requests across home, school, and multiple community settings where the child is in contact with several different people and peers. We can easily provide support in these settings as well as provide training to caregivers and others involved in the child’s life. We can accompany your family on community outings to establish socially appropriate behaviors for your child within that setting. We assist with client safety and behaviors related to haircuts, dental appointments, doctor appointments, and other situations that may be challenging to your child. We know that families tend to not participate in normal family experiences in their lives because their child with autism has not established social norms. Also, unsafe and disruptive behaviors may limit the ability of our clients and their families to engage in community outings. We will attend the outings with the families to ensure the safety of the child, enabling the families to participate in typical activities outside of their home.
The overall goal of our assistance is to teach families the necessary skills to engage in these activities with their child without the need for therapist.
The opportunities for teaching in the natural environment are endless. Overall, Home/Community based ABA therapy provides applied behavior analysts with the opportunity to improve a child’s Social skills, Self-help skills (e.g., toilet training, self-dressing, self-care, eating, etc.), Family interactions (e.g., performing chores, shopping, eating out, etc.), Verbal behavior, Academics, Independence. It is the ideal setting for teaching children daily living and household skills, as it allows the applied behavior analyst to implement interventions in the setting where the behavior will take place. In other words, ABA therapies may be most effective when taught in a natural environment instead of a simulated one. In doing so, we are able to better support the child in bringing and maintaining skills learned while in therapy sessions to other settings and with other people.
We assess skills and deficits in all areas for all ages and disabilities beginning with communication, daily living, social/community, academics, leisure, and vocational.
- Communication – Everyday ABA teaches viable communication systems that allows the individual to express their wants and needs.
- Daily Living – Everyday ABA teaches functional skills that will increase the individual’s ability to independently participate in their current everyday home activities as well as prepare them for future independent home expectations.
- Social/Community – Everyday ABA teaches social skills that will not only enhance social interactions with peers, but also increase social skills that involve coping, problem solving, and navigating the community around them.
- Academics – Everyday ABA uses relevant informal assessments to determine the most appropriate academic skills for each individual.
- Leisure – Everyday ABA teaches skills that individuals can perform during their downtime to promote a higher quality of life as well as age appropriate activities that are based on the individual’s interests and preferences.
- Vocational – Everyday ABA teaches work related skills, based on the interests and preferences of the individual to enable independence, work towards gainful employment, and prepare individuals for future work environments.