Home-based ABA Therapy
Northwest ABA is committed to providing INDIVIDUALIZED, HOME-BASED ABA therapy for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. In ABA therapy, two types of professionals are involved: Clinical Supervisor and Behavior Technician (BT). A clinical supervisor conducts assessment, develops a therapy plan (also called “behavior plan”), monitors your child’s progress, and supervises a BT's work with your child. A therapy plan will include learning goals (what your child needs to learn) and a plan for minimizing behavior of concern (e.g., aggression, tantrum). Typically, a clinical supervisor will see your child once a week or every other week. A BT provides 1:1 instruction for your child. A therapist implements instructional programs developed by a clinical therapist, collects data, and discusses your child’s progress with a clinical supervisor. How often your child needs to receive ABA therapy depends on your availability and your child’s developmental age and progress. In most cases, a therapist sees your child 3-5 times a week.
An initial contact is usually made over the phone or by email. The clinical supervisor will set up a time to meet you in your home for an intake interview. You will have a chance to ask about our services and see if we can meet your needs.
The clinical supervisor will meet you and your child in your home and conduct a battery of assessments. The clinical supervisor will discuss your hopes and wishes as well as challenges and concerns. Assessment tools will be selected based on your child's age and developmental level. Results of assessment will be used for writing a therapy plan.
The therapy plan is a blue print for your child's growth. The clinical supervisor will describe your child's strengths and areas of skill development, suggest learning goals, present the plan to you, and address your questions and concerns. The progress report will be written along with program updates every 6 months.
We hire a BT who implements the therapy plan based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA). The BT will work with your child in your home on scheduled dates and times (typically 3-5 times a week). Your child's progress will be monitored by the clinical supervisor during weekly or biweekly supervisory visits.