My child is receiving speech therapy and/or occupational therapy, isn’t that enough?
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 […]
What is the difference between a BCBA and ABA therapist?
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. BCBA Master’s level degree Treatment planner Performs initial assessments Sets goals and treatment plans Reviews data collected by therapists in-session Instructor trainer Supervises and trains therapists […]
Do parents get to decide what their children learn in ABA sessions?
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 […]
Will ABA parents be trained? How often must I be available?
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, […]
How will ABA therapy help? What will it change?
ABA therapy is designed and proven to create measurable positive change. Some areas where you will see this change are: Language and communication skills Play skills Social skills Daily living and hygiene (such as brushing teeth, washing hands, and playing with pets) Reduction in aggressive behaviors Community experiences (such as grocery store trips, holiday events, […]
What are the advantages of home-based ABA (as opposed to clinic–based)?
Home-based ABA therapy does have a few advantages over clinic-based sessions. Here are few of the main advantages: You get to monitor your child’s sessions when they take place in your home. Parent training naturally occurs in real-time when ABA sessions are in the home. After-the-fact summarization of sessions are helpful but nothing compares to […]
What will ABA therapy cost?
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.
How many ABA therapy hours per day or week will my child need?
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.
Our doctor said that my child was a little slow in developing and that I should just wait. Is that ok?
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 […]
When is the best time for my child to begin ABA therapy?
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 […]