ABA Parent Training

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PreK - 12th, Homeschool, Staff
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  1. For a more complete curriculum try our new ACHIEVE Parent Training Curriculum! Or get the bundle and save!Do you meet with parents monthly or bi-weekly to involve them in the programming for their child only to be trapped in the “crisis of the week?”  Do the parents you work with struggle with under
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For a more complete curriculum try our new ACHIEVE Parent Training Curriculum! Or get the bundle and save!

Do you meet with parents monthly or bi-weekly to involve them in the programming for their child only to be trapped in the “crisis of the week?”  Do the parents you work with struggle with understanding their important role?  When the parent training session begins, do you have a plan for what you will cover?

One of the primary purposes of parent training is to prepare parents to address their child's needs once their child is ready for discharge. Don't wait until the child achieves his goals to prepare the family for life after discharge. This method of parent training empowers families and reduces the burden on the system to provide an over-abundance of direct services to children in need.

This course is designed to provide a structured format for introducing parent or caregiver training in an ABA program.  While every child’s and family’s needs are different, much of the basic information you cover is the same.  This course provides a guide while encouraging customization for each individual.

The course covers the basics of ABA broken into 4 main sections:

  1. Introduction to Parent Training
  2. Introduction to ABA
  3. Behavior Reduction
  4. Skill Acquisition

Altogether, this course offers 16 lessons, each with an assignment for the parent or caregiver.  Many of the lessons provide abundant information that you can break into smaller lessons when needed to provide a pace appropriate to each family.

Most insurance companies require parent (or caregiver) training and it is a valuable part of ABA services.  Whether they understand it or not, parents and caregivers play a critical role in the success of their child’s ABA programming.  Section 1 helps parents understand their role and presents clear expectations for both sides.  Making this information clear at the onset of ABA services provides a solid foundation while minimizing miscommunication and misunderstandings.

Section 2 helps open the discussion about behavior and learning while providing an opportunity to speak a common language.  ABA is full of jargon making it difficult for professionals to talk with non-professionals about what they do.  This section focuses on the basics of ABA including looking at behavior from a new perspective, understanding the ABCs of behavior, and setting goals.  This section includes information about data collection and functions of behavior.  BCBAs can customize their training to the needs and abilities of each family.  They can break the information down into smaller chunks or choose to skip over information that might be too advanced for some families.

Many children with autism engage in challenging behavior or behavioral excess.  Section 3 covers information parents need to understand when ABA programming targets behavior for reduction.  This includes understanding why behavior continues and the behavior intervention plan as well as some of the more common interventions for reducing challenging behavior.

This section walks parents through using the Competing Behavior Pathway to understand behavior and choose interventions. This method simplifies the process and prepares parents to complete it on their own after discharge.

While many associate ABA services with behavior reduction, these services also provide an abundance of resources to teach new skills.  Section 4 covers important information about assessment and teaching strategies as well as generalization and maintenance.  This section wraps of the basics of most effective ABA programs and prepares parents for life after ABA services.

For more fun parent training resources, check out our assessment and videos that use clear, jargon-free language to help parents understand important ABA concepts:

ACHIEVE ABA Parent Training Assessment

Understanding Motivation from an ABA Perspective: Parent Training Video

Introduction to Communication for Children with Autism: A Parent Training Video

Learning to Get What You Want Through Requesting (Manding)-Parent Training Video

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