By Delaney Francis on Jan 6, 2021 9:25:19 AM
Below are questions to ask your potential, or current, applied behavior analysis provider.1. See if your current provider or other area providers offer in-home ABA services
With many essential healthcare services transitioning to hybrid and virtual offerings, your child may qualify and be a good fit for Telehealth ABA therapy. Be sure to ask your insurance provider if they cover Telehealth. Of you believe this may be a good fit, your child’s Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will be able to assist and direct you further. The benefits of Telehealth therapy is that your child will be safe in the comfort of their own home while still receiving quality Telehealth services from the BCBA working in the center.
2. Weigh the risks of safety in the home due to behaviors vs. the risk of leaving the home and contracting an illness or virus
3. Consistency may be crucial to your child's progress.
4. Consider the potential benefits of learning self-help skills.
As you may know, ABA programming includes self-help skills. Self-help skills include life skills such as using the toilet, washing your hands, and brushing your teeth. Please check with your BCBA to see if skills such as hand washing, coughing and sneezing best practices, and keeping their hands out of their mouth can be added to your child's programming. These essential life skills are important in keeping your child safe while following best practices while participating in ABA therapy.
5. When masks are required, desensitization may help.