In addition to the other services offered in our therapy centers, Bright Mosaic also provides in-home ABA therapy and weekly parent training sessions.
Beyond the Clinic Setting
Currently, we extend in-home therapy to children enrolled in our clinic-based program. This way, we can work on therapy goals in multiple settings and increase the likelihood that skills and behaviors are consistent, no matter where they are.
In-home is effective for a number of reasons:
- Therapists can observe behaviors and routines unique to the home environment. This allows us to observe home routines, sibling dynamics, and family culture.
- Generalization means learning a skill or behavior across a variety of settings. In-home therapy is one of the most important settings in a person’s life.
- Save time! Juggling schedules of an entire family can be a full-time job, but in-home ABA brings the therapy to you.
- Parent training opportunities occur naturally when the therapist is working with the child in the home.
Caregivers go to great lengths to have children evaluated and placed into the care of professionally trained therapists. However, once the child is home, many parents are left under-prepared to manage challenging behaviors on their own.
Parent training is an intervention used to bridge the gap between the clinical setting and the home environment. These sessions can occur in the clinic and during in-home ABA therapy.
Frequent, intensive parent training sessions are effective at teaching parents hands-on techniques and behavior management skills. This can improve communication and cooperative behavior in children with autism.
A 2015 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association illustrated the remarkable effectiveness of an intensive training program that teaches parents strategies for managing challenging behavior in young children with autism. The study showed that children with autism showed marked improvement in behavior after their parents underwent a 24-week structured training program created to help manage disruptive and aggressive behavior.
In summation, parent training that occurs both in-clinic and during in-home therapy sessions empowers parents to better manage their child’s behaviors and secure a better quality of life for the entire family.