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Top 5 Benefits of In-Home ABA Therapy

Studies show that ABA is one of the most effective ways to improve daily living skills for children with ASD. ABA can improve social skills, self-care skills, communication, and other daily life abilities!

While some providers offer ABA therapy at a center, First Choice stands out as providing in-home therapy services where we come to you! In-home therapy can be a game-changer in helping families of children with ASD. Here are the top 5 reasons in-home ABA can be a breakthrough for you and your family.

1- Comfort and Familiarity

Becoming familiar with a new environment can overwhelm any child. Suddenly adjusting to new people, new surroundings, and unfamiliar noises can be a lot to process. With in-home therapy services in a one-on-one setting, your child only needs to adjust to one new person. Home-based therapy also eliminates the need for transitions. Especially for children with ASD, transitioning to transportation and a new facility can be distressing. In-home therapy services eliminate that struggle!

2- Convenience

We are all busy. Families even more so! For ABA Therapy, consistency is vital. However, consistency can be challenging when coordinating doctor’s appointments, after-school programs, work, and other family responsibilities. In-home therapy saves you valuable time. Instead of adding yet another appointment to your list, we come to you! You can now spend the time you would have spent on the way to the appointment collaborating with our therapy team so everyone can benefit!

3- Family Involvement

When ABA therapy is provided at home, parents are encouraged to sit in and observe sessions. Siblings can interact and participate. Sometimes, the behaviors addressed by ABA include family interactions, such as sharing with siblings, and these skills are much easier to work on when the siblings are involved! Other relatives and caregivers can engage in the treatment session to ensure everyone in the child’s life is on the same page. This can improve carry-over and success in therapy treatment!

4- Practical Skills

ABA focuses on real-life behaviors that are practical for your child. At home, treatment can be structured around normal life activities. Dealing with other family members, regulating TV or iPad time, or cleaning up their room is much easier to teach in those actual settings. Self-care tasks, like brushing teeth and getting dressed, are easier to practice in a home environment. And for older children, more complicated tasks like making a simple meal or helping with chores are also easier to practice at home.

5- Enhanced Personalization

In-home therapy can lead to a more personalized process. As a therapist performs an initial evaluation in the home, they can get a clear picture of your child’s strengths and weaknesses. Rather than evaluating a child overwhelmed or confused by a new environment, they will see your child as they function daily. They will be able to identify specific behaviors unique to your home environment. In-home therapy can also give access to your child’s favorite things. Reinforcing a positive behavior with a toy in a center can be helpful, but what can compare to using their favorite toy as a reinforcement?

By bringing therapy right into the home environment, in-home ABA therapy provides an individualized, comfortable, and flexible approach to behavior therapy. This personalized approach empowers families with essential training and support and minimizes stress caused by traveling to a clinic. To see how in-home ABA can help your family, call us today at 848-373-0220!

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