Many parents have begun seeking home-based therapy services for their child, due to the current circumstances with the COVID-19 pandemic. IAMSS is pleased to offer in-home therapy services within the Thornhill, Markham, Richmond Hill, Toronto (North) regions. A qualified ABA Therapist can travel to a child’s home to complete assessments The Verbal Behaviour Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) and The Assessment of Basic Learning and Language Skills (ABLLS-r), and then begin to implement ABA therapy programs, based on the child’s Individual Service Plan (ISP).
The advantage of home-based ABA services is that it allows children to learn new skills in a familiar, comfortable environment, where they spend the majority of their time. This also gives parents/caregivers the opportunity to be more involved with their child’s intervention. Pairing: building a therapeutic rapport with a child, will be specific to the child’s home environment.
In-home Parent training is a hands-on approach, that allows for consistency with teaching procedures amongst the child’s family and therapists. This will help foster routine and continuity, a very important aspect of ensuring a child’s progress.
What skills children can be learned at home? Life skills, gross and fine motor skills, and language development, and other programs can be successfully implemented in the home. While group-learning programs such as social skills, play skills and school readiness skills, are most successful when based in the centre.
To ensure successful ABA therapy sessions in the home, it is important that the correct atmosphere for learning is established. Factors such as toys/games, and family members/pets can often pose as distractions for learners, making it difficult for therapists to efficiently run the ABA session.