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The Role of Parents in ABA Therapy: Tips for Supporting Your Child’s Progress

May 24, 2023

As a parent, we want what is best for our children. Parents of ASD children may feel confused and lost in the process but this is where ABA therapies come in to help and support them and their families to ensure that they are where they need to be to reach their full potential.

The Role of Parents in ABA Therapy

For ABA therapy to be successful, the family of ASD children’s support is crucial. It is important to understand the goals of the therapy and foster a supportive environment for a child’s development. Supporting your child’s progress can be done in many ways.

  • Be resilient and understanding. As children learn new skills, it is important to be patient with the process. ABA therapy requires commitment from everyone involved.
  • Provide consistent encouragement. ASD children respond best to positive encouragement. Be sure to express your interest in what they love and support them through the session.
  • Communicate with their therapist. Let your ABA therapist know about your child’s progress at home and how you reinforce lessons from therapy. This can help create specific plans to reach positive results.
  • Understand that the plan may need to be adjusted as needed. As your child progresses, goals or methods of teaching may be changed based on how they are adapting to it.

Sometimes, it may seem like there isn’t a lot of improvement. Since progress doesn’t look the same with every child, it is important to collaborate with a therapist so you can create a strategy that will work best.

ABA Parent Training

One of the most effective ways to assist parents is ABA training. When paired with ABA therapy, families can collaborate with therapists by giving them accurate information and valuable feedback that help everyone involved. Parent training lets parents and therapists be partners in creating an environment that yields positive results.

Achievement Behavior Services

Boutique agency since 2015

Achievement Behavior Services is a boutique agency providing quality individualized applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy to children on the autism spectrum. Established in 2015 ABS is licensed and trained ABA therapists implement behavioral therapy methods in the child’s environment to improve social, behavioral and adaptive skills.

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Behavioral Health Agency in Forest Hills