Remote ABA services are an effective way for your child to receive quality autism therapy without leaving the comfort of your home. Through the use of a HIPPAA-compliant web-based platform, our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) at Turning Point expertly deliver the individualized autism therapy your child needs from miles away.
How Do Remote ABA Services Work?
When you contact our autism therapy specialists and let us know you are interested in remote ABA services, we’ll schedule a no-contact, Teletherapy evaluation to talk to you and your child. Our experienced BCBA’s will discuss your concerns, struggles, and goals. We’ll effectively evaluate your child in a caring, compassionate, and patient manner.
Once your child’s evaluation is complete, our expert staff will put together a remote ABA services treatment plan to help you and your child overcome the obstacles you encounter daily in the areas of:
- Social Skills
- Language and Communication
Your child’s remote ABA services schedule works around your needs. Depending on how often we advise to meet with you and your child, we will develop a plan, including child therapy sessions and meetings to speak with you, the parent.
We believe parent involvement is key to your child’s success. We will schedule remote ABA services meetings with you to guide and train you on the tools and tactics you need to continue enforcing what your child learns through our high-quality therapy sessions.
Are Remote ABA Services Effective?
Yes! Remote ABA services are just as effective as in-person ABA services when delivered by our experienced BCBA’s here at Turning Point. Our dedicated staff works hard to ensure your child receives individualized treatment. We work with you to create a distraction-free environment, allowing the best possible remote ABA services experience.
Of course, there are some different obstacles to overcome with remote ABA services compared to in-person therapy. Depending on your child’s needs, we may have to spend some time patiently training your child on interacting with our BCBA’s through a screen. For example, if you are using a phone or tablet, we will go over the appropriate orientation on how to hold it. Although this is something you don’t have to deal with in-person, it can be an excellent additional teaching tool for your child’s motor-skill and communication development.
The bottom line is, remote ABA services are as effective as in-person and come with many additional benefits.
The Benefits of Remote ABA Services
Whether you are stuck at home, are more comfortable receive therapy remotely, or live in a rural area without access to valuable in-person ABA services, there are an incredible number of benefits to remote ABA services. As long as you have access to the internet, we can help you and your child navigate through the obstacles that come with autism, no matter where you are!
Some of the benefits of remote ABA services include:
- Reduced Time Commitment
When you choose remote ABA services for your child, you are essentially giving yourself more time. You don’t have to worry about travel time, waiting room time, and you won’t have to deal with the stress that often accompanies transitioning your child from one activity to another.
- Accessibility to Treatment from Virtually Any Location
You don’t have to be in your own home to receive remote ABA services. Your child’s BCBA can meet with you and your child remotely from any location, depending on your child’s needs. Some children may require a designated space in your home, especially in the beginning. But if they are further along in their therapy or ability to adapt to transitions, they can receive remote ABA services from anywhere. Whether you are on vacation, visiting relatives, or out and about, we can meet with you and your child. If you need to speak with one of our autism treatment experts when you are on the go, we’re here for you.
- Easily Create Remote Networks
caregivers, therapists, family members, and teachers without ever having to meet in person. Everyone involved in your child’s life can learn and implement the tools and tactics our BCBAs develop remotely. This ensures the seamless execution of therapy in all areas of your child’s daily activities.
- Ensured Safety for You and Your Child
Eliminate the stress of worrying about your child’s health and safety by opting for remote ABA services. No in-person contact means less chance for contracting illnesses and viruses.
- Comfortable and Familiar Learning Environment
One of the challenges that may come with in-person ABA services is getting your child used to new surroundings during treatment. With remote ABA services, you eliminate that obstacle. While they will have to adapt to communicating remotely, they will do so in the comfort of their own home. Receiving therapy in a familiar environment will reduce the time it takes to adapt to learning new behaviors.
How to Support Successful Remote ABA Services
Whether you are transitioning from in-person ABA services to remote, or are just beginning your ABA services journey, you must prepare your environment, your child, and yourself to ensure successful treatment.
- Establish a Daily Schedule and Routine
Many children with autism thrive best when they are on a daily schedule. When they can refer to a routine, they are more apt to participate effectively in therapy and get the most from their remote ABA services. You can write out your daily routine and have it in a notebook or posted somewhere near their learning space. If you need help with this, we’re happy to assist you.
- Create a Designated Learning Space
Even if you have limited space in your home, it’s easy to designate a given learning space, so your child knows where to go when it’s time for remote ABA services. You can add additional structure to their daily routine by labeling the remote learning area and even a break area if you have space.
It may also be beneficial to keep all learning materials in a backpack in their remote ABA services space. Keep some sensory toys in the learning space if your child has strong tactile sensory interests. This will help you teach your child how to regulate their sensory needs.
- Set Expectations for Remote Learning
Explain to your child as best you can what they will experience in their remote ABA services sessions. Establish expectations for behavior and interaction. However, don’t expect too much from your child. Just give them an overall idea of what will be taking place. Again, we’re happy to assist you with this.
- Provide Positive Reinforcement
Providing immediate positive reinforcement is a key factor to success in your child’s remote ABA services. Identify rewards and provide positive reinforcement for appropriate behavior. Immediately offer positive reinforcement when your child completes remote learning tasks. If you wait, they are less likely to do complete the work next time. It may also help to increase how often you deliver reinforcers throughout the day so you can increase the behaviors you would like to see more.
- Communicate With Your Child’s Therapist Regularly
As we said earlier, parental involvement is critical when it comes to remote ABA services. Be sure to communicate with your child’s BCBA regularly. Not only can we discuss how your child is developing, but training you on continuing the skills learned through therapy sessions is absolutely necessary to ensure success.
- Don’t Underestimate Yourself
You know your child better than anyone! We are highly-skilled autism experts, but that doesn’t mean we know more than you do when it comes to your child’s needs. Communicate with us your thoughts and opinions regularly. We are happy to alter your child’s treatment plan to incorporate things you think would help.
How to Get Started in Remote ABA Services
Don’t wait to get your child the autism therapy they need. Now is a great time to establish a routine in remote ABA services. We make the process easy! Simply contact us to talk about or program or schedule a remote evaluation. From there, we’ll walk you through the next steps to your child’s success in remote ABA services.
You’re not alone. Let us help you and your child overcome the obstacles of autism, setting them up for a lifetime of success and happiness.