Parental involvement is an essential element for so much of our children’s educational journey, and it’s even more important if you have a child with special needs. Research has shown that children in ABA therapy have improved outcomes when parents are involved and trained as part of the therapy. At Innovative Behavior Options, we know that you’re the expert on your child, and we want to partner with you to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.
Parent training and participation is a vital part of the success of our programs, and below are just a few of the many benefits of getting involved in your child’s therapy.
As a parent, we all know (and have learned first hand), the value of consistency. If you have a child with Autism or other special needs, you know that consistency is even more important. So it should come as no surprise that consistency is key to achieving success with ABA therapy. Through parent training and collaboration with your child’s therapy team, we can develop methods to change your child’s behavior that you can implement at home, outside of therapy.
Parent training allows us to work together. Your child spends only a small amount of time in therapy, and consistently applying the same methods at home, at school, and in the community allows your child to develop skills and behaviors they can use beyond our limited time together.
Promotes Independence for Your Child
At Innovative Behavior Options, our mission is to promote independence for children and adults with special needs. Children with Autism often develop a stronger dependence on their parent, and ABA therapy, combined with parent training, is a great way to help kids reach their highest potential.
In therapy, we teach daily living skills, and through parent training, those same skills can be reinforced at home. Increased independence at home and in the community can lead to big improvements in quality of life for both you and your child.
Empowers YOU as a Parent
At IBO, we want to empower you, as a parent, to feel like you know what to do in various situations with your child. Kids don’t come with an instruction manual, and navigating challenging behaviors is hard. We can help you come up with learning opportunities throughout the day to help your child generalize and master skills more quickly.
Parent training is a great way to take skill building and behavior learning outside of ABA therapy sessions and apply them more broadly to your child’s life. Parental involvement and consistency allow children to learn new skills more quickly and help behavior modifications to really stick.
At IBO, if we write a behavior plan for your child, we will train you and show you how to properly implement the plan in a variety of life’s situations. To learn more about ABA therapy and the benefits of parent training, check out our website or give us a call at 770-250-0093.