Parents will be trained on ABA concepts and tactics. 2 - 4 hours per months of meetings and/or trainings with your supervising BCBA is a typical parent-specific training schedule. You need to be present in the home when sessions occur, but not necessarily in the same room.
Parents often prepare meals, tend to other children, and complete house chores while our Behavior Therapists are working with their child.
The sooner the better. Plenty of clinical research has demonstrated that children who start ABA therapy during the Early Intervention stage (by 2 years old) make the most significant improvements in their areas of deficit.
At Rinn ABA, we specialize in Early Intervention and helping children up to 3 years old. If your child is in the stages of Early intervention, contact us to get started.
The cost of ABA therapy depends on your out of pocket maximum. Most parents will meet the OOPM within the year, after which, the services are free.
In short, BCBAs are the team leaders of the ABA community and ABA therapists and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) are in-the-field providers. See below for specifics to each role.
Home-based ABA therapy does have a few advantages over clinic-based sessions. Here are few of the main advantages:
It is possible that your child will organically develop their skills and overcome their developmental deficiencies (e.g., close the gap), but in most cases, that is not a risk worth taking. Consulting a developmental pediatrician or pediatric neurologist for a diagnostic evaluation is ALWAYS a good idea. These doctors specialize in diagnosing developmental disorders and can provide better informed recommendations than a general pediatrician.
ABA therapy is not only used to develop new skills, it is a means of building up existing skills that the child may be having difficulty putting into use and context.
When a child is diagnosed with Autism, it suggests the child has more skill deficits or inappropriate behaviors than a speech therapist (SLP) and/or occupational therapist (OT) can address. They won't provide enough treatment nor are they experts in addressing the areas children with ASD need help with. These areas can include but are not limited to problem behaviors, rigidity, play skills, and social skills.
The data collection aspect of other therapies is usually less systematic and sometimes non-existent which can make progress difficult to pinpoint. ABA therapy collects and uses data for this very reason.
If your child is receiving speech or occupational therapy services from another provider, we are happy to collaborate with them in order to provide a comprehensive treatment plan.
Contact us today to see how adding ABA therapy to your child's program can help.
ABA therapy is designed and proven to create measurable positive change. Some areas where you will see this change are:
There are SO many more and each skillset is unique to each child.
Every child is different. With that said, a child diagnosed with Autism or ASD should receive 25 hours of ABA therapy per week.
At Rinn ABA, we work with your family's schedule to ensure your child gets these hours.
Rinn ABA Consulting provides applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment exclusively, however, we consult with medical doctors, speech therapists, feeding specialists, sleep specialists, and many others when appropriate and, of course, with the appropriate permissions in place.
Depending on what your child has going on in their life with other therapies, we make sure to factor in how all therapies will interact with one another.
If you don't see your insurance listed but you are eager to work with Rinn ABA, contact us and we can explore our options together.
We take a full inventory of what a parent would like us to work on with their child in ABA sessions. With that said, we follow assessments, industry standards, best practices, and the progress of the child to ascertain the initial treatment and path and any subsequent changes to that treatment path. Your feedback matters and your priorities matter so we work together to achieve the best outcomes for your child.