You’ve decided that you want your child to receive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services. Maybe the pediatrician recommended it, maybe it was a friend, or maybe you have been researching ways to help your child. However it happens, you are most likely asking yourself, how do I find the right fit for my child, for my family. If you are lucky enough to have several different providers in your area, you should be on the look-out for several key factors when it comes to an ABA provider. Here are some things to look for, and some questions to ask a potential provider.
As a parent with a child who has ASD, you may have experienced many moments of worry wondering whether your child will ever be able to brush their own teeth, make themselves a snack, tie their shoes, or do their own grocery shopping. Complex skills such as these, may not be something that comes naturally or easily to your child, but that does not necessarily mean they cannot be taught!