Home based therapy
Home-based individual ABA sessions take place in familiar and natural settings such as home, school or in the community. This format allows the therapist to teach a repertoire of adaptive behaviours and skills in an atmosphere the child finds safe, comfortable and non-threatening. The home-based therapy setting offers more opportunities for the family involvement and contribution to the child’s progress towards socially significant changes. Indeed, through the therapist’s guidance and support, parents, caregivers and siblings can be empowered to play a pivotal role in the child’s learning journey especially when it comes to generalizing newly learnt skills. Alternatively, therapy lessons can take place in the child’s school or preschool. The sessions can either consist in individual therapy or in shadowing sessions (i.e. the therapist facilitates the child’s social interactions and provides some adapted guidance in order to foster learning and integration in the school environment).