What is Parent-Led ABA?
Parent-Led ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) is a methodology that targets intensive parent engagement and implementation for a determined period of time, followed by a less intensive maintenance period. Just like 1:1 ABA, Parent-Led ABA is overseen by highly trained experts in ABA, a Clinical Manager/BCBA® (Board Certified Behavior Analyst®), and is supported by a Program Supervisor, BCaBA® (Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysit®), or Master’s-level practitioner. The supervision team ensures that goals are achievable, conducts ongoing reassessments, provides guidance and support to the parent and reports progress to the funding source.
What is the Goal of Parent-Led ABA?
The goal of Parent-Led ABA is to give parents the tools to support and teach their child using basic ABA skills. By eliminating the need for scheduled sessions with an outside practitioner, families have more flexibility to engage in everyday activities. Parents are encouraged to set aside time to work directly with their child, however, the goals can also be targeted across everyday routines and activities since the parent is already familiar with the child’s goals. Parent-Led ABA can be performed while driving to soccer practice, sitting in a waiting room, or even while preparing and eating dinner!
Easterseals Northern California recognizes that, as parents, you are the expert in your child; we are the experts in ABA. Together, we can join forces to bring the most support to your child’s progress and growth!
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