The Behavior Exchange is an autism therapy provider that only uses evidence-based techniques to help children overcome social, behavioral, and academic obstacles. Our therapists use Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) techniques, which have been proven effective through years of research. Since ABA therapy is most effective when the techniques are applied consistently, we offer parent training services to help families learn how to support their children in everyday life.
How important is parent training?
Behavior analysts have observed that a child’s progress can be positively influenced by the parents’ involvement in ABA techniques. The ABA therapist can effectively teach the child a new skill during a session. But if that skill isn’t reinforced at home, school, and around the community, the child’s progress can be limited. The child may only use the skill in the presence of the therapist, but not at home.
What can parents expect from training sessions?
Since every family is unique, parent training can be a little different for everyone. In general, an ABA therapist can help parents learn how to structure the home environment in a way that facilitates desirable behaviors. Parent training sessions can cover establishing household rules, consistently enforcing those rules, and using positive reinforcement to encourage good behavior .
How can parents get the most benefit from parent training sessions?
The willingness to learn, and to try the therapist’s recommendations are crucial for every family’s success. Additionally, therapists can help families best when they have a firm understanding of the family dynamic. Parents should keep notes during the week of the challenges they experience and the ways they responded to their child. This enables the ABA therapist to customize the parent training sessions and one-on-one time with the child to meet the family’s specific needs.
If you have any other questions about our services, please get in touch at (888) 716-8084 . We encourage parents to become acquainted with our social skills groups and one-on-one ABA therapy sessions in Plano. The Behavior Exchange looks forward to helping your child reach his or her full potential.