For children diagnosed with autism, and regardless of where they might fall on the spectrum, learning skills and preventing potentially dangerous behaviors from developing are vital considerations. One of the few options available to parents is applied behavioral analysis. It offers some important benefits, including the ability to be provided in your home. How can your child benefit from Orland Park in-home ABA therapy, though?
- Adapting to Specific Needs
Autistic children have very specific needs and requirements. This means that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach. One of the primary benefits of ABA therapy is that it can be adapted endlessly. Thus, it offers a perfect fit for every child, specific to his or her needs, abilities, skills and aptitudes.
- Controlling Negative Behaviors
Another important benefit of Orland Park in-home ABA therapy is the ability to control and mitigate potentially negative behaviors. Children with autism can manifest any number of unwanted behaviors, from acting out to eating disorders. ABA therapy provides the means to gently correct those behaviors and help your child develop healthy ones to replace them.
- Skills Development
Children with autism, particularly younger children, often struggle to develop skills at an age-appropriate pace (and sometimes at all). This includes everything from social skills and reading skills to basic communication and motor skills. Orland Park in-home ABA therapy provides a structured, positive framework in which your child can begin to learn the skills he or she needs.
You may be aware of the benefits of ABA therapy in the first place, but be unable to take your child to a special center for treatment. In-home ABA therapy is delivered in the comfort and privacy of your own home. That makes your child more comfortable to begin with, but it also helps to simplify treatment by removing the need to travel, the potential for difficult social situations, and other issues.
- Tools to Foster Growth
In-home ABA therapy can include a wide range of tools to determine your child’s needs, and then help them develop the skills required. Depending on where your child falls on the spectrum, their current skills, and their age, the tools used may include an assessment of functional living skills, basic language skills, functional behavioral assessments, social skills assessments, and more.
Ready to give your child the best start in life? We invite you to contact Cornerstones Autism Services today to learn more about in-home ABA therapy.