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ABA Training At Home

ABA Training at Home

ABA Training at home is a service that agencies increasingly provide every year. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a highly recommended approach for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Moreover, it is the most widely used and preferred intervention by parents, providers, and therapists, with proven effectiveness. It is worth noting that the National Institutes of Health, the Association for Science in Autism Treatment, and the Surgeon General of the United States all endorse ABA.

ABA therapy offers a comprehensive framework of interventions that effectively address various behavioral problems encountered by children with ASD. Through the use of positive reinforcements, it facilitates the development of language, social, and everyday living skills. With consistent implementation of ABA over time, significant improvements can be observed in the child’s social behaviors and a reduction in behavior disorders.

Parents, family members, and other care providers have the opportunity to apply Applied Behavior Analysis techniques within the home setting. There are numerous products available, such as Special Learning’s ABA Learning Kits – that provide practical tools for implementing ABA principles during engaging activities with the child. Extensive research emphasizes the importance of early intervention for children with ASD, as it maximizes the likelihood of positive outcomes. Consequently, parents, as the child’s primary educators, play a pivotal role in their development. Therefore, it is crucial for parents to acquire accurate and effective skills in implementing ABA therapy.

Here are several of the proven teaching tools that are used in ABA treatments: (Pear, 2003)

Discrete Trial Training

This technique focuses on teaching desired behavior by delivering clear instructions or prompts and promptly reinforcing correct responses with rewards that align with the child’s interests. Additionally, a gentle yet firm prompt is utilized to signal unsuccessful attempts.

Pivotal Response Training

Pivotal Response Training targets pivotal skills, which form the foundational elements of other skill sets. The primary objective is to enable the child to generalize the concepts learned in ABA therapy to everyday life situations.

Incidental Teaching

Similar to Discrete Trial Training, Incidental Teaching employs comparable techniques. However, it distinguishes itself by applying them incidentally during the child’s daily routine. This approach facilitates learning of multiple behaviors and concepts within a single session, rather than focusing on a singular aspect

Fluency Building

Fluency Building involves guiding the child in developing complex behaviors by teaching each constituent element of the task until it becomes automatic. Standard ABA techniques, including behavioral observation, reinforcement, and prompting, are utilized. By breaking down the task into manageable subcomponents and mastering each element, the child learns to integrate them seamlessly to achieve a complete behavior.

Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder can receive high-quality treatment within the comfort of their own homes, with the guidance and support of their parents, family members, and care providers. By employing the time-tested and proven techniques of Applied Behavior Analysis therapy, positive outcomes can be achieved, fostering the child’s overall development.


Martin & Pear (2003). Behavior Modification: What is it and how to do it? (7th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

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Being an RBT for me was extremely fun because where were you going to find a place where you can be completely silly without having to worry what people thought about you? This was the only job that made me feel like I could make a dramatic difference while being myself.

I also liked to be surrounded by people that had the same goals of wanting to help kids and the teamwork made the job much easier and more enjoyable.

Change and progress was the ultimate goal for our kiddos. The early intervention program was seriously only a miracle because I saw changes in the kiddos that from day one, you wouldn’t even recognize who they were.

Changes from being able to utter 3-4 words where they can only make a syllable from when they started, the behavior decreases in which kiddo that used to engage in 30-40 0 self-harm to only half, learning how to wait during games, table work where they use to swipe and drop to the floor if they had to.

My favorite was when the parents would tell us what amazing progress they were making at home. I used to tear up and felt for these parents so much because it was already difficult for them and now, they can trust and rely on ABA and the therapists knowing their goal was ours.

By Emma Rogers, BA, RBT

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