Phase 3: Family Training
We understand starting an intensive intervention in your home can be big change of pace so this is one of the many steps we take to ensure that everyone has opportunities to learn about the program in detail. After the assessment, families participate in an in-home half-day training to learn about the history of ABA, the research that has taken place over the last several decades, and ABA principles. This is another opportunity for families to ask questions and participate in the discussion to ensure everyone feels informed before the first day of therapy.
This training will be used to introduce the structure of the in-home program and discuss what things will look like for your child and family from day to day. Your program manager will introduce programs and data collection methods so when therapy beings everyone is on the same page. We encourage families to invite anyone that is in the child’s life to participate in the family training. Teachers, caregivers, and grandparents alike are all invited.
A separate component of family training will include a meeting to introduce policies, points of contact and scheduling information. She also is able to answer questions and bring her perspective as a parent who has experienced many of life’s milestones in raising her son with autism.