Considerations When Finding the Right ABA Therapist for Your Child

In the realm of autism care, ABA therapy stands as a beacon of hope, guiding children toward reaching their goals. The professionals who embark on this journey alongside your child, ABA therapists, are the compass that points toward progress and growth. 

Before we delve into the considerations of finding the right ABA therapists for your child, let us discuss the roles of two crucial professionals in the ABA therapy journey: Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs).

  • BCBAs– Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) are highly qualified ABA therapists who have obtained certification through rigorous training and examination. Behavior analysts are experts in the field of behavior analysis and serve as the architects of the ABA therapy plan. BCBAs design, supervise, and continually assess the effectiveness of ABA therapy to ensure the child’s progress.
  • RBTs– Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) work closely with BCBAs to implement ABA therapy plans directly with children. RBTs are hands-on professionals who provide one-on-one therapy, collect data, and make real-time adjustments to the plan as needed. Behavior Technicians (BTs) are invaluable in translating the BCBA’s guidance into practical, effective therapy sessions.

Before deciding to partner with a behavior analysts or RBT, you should take these questions into consideration:

  • Are they qualified?

When seeking an ABA therapist, it is crucial to verify their qualifications and certifications. Ensure that the BCBA overseeing your child’s therapy is certified and that RBTs have completed the necessary training. These credentials are a testament to their expertise.

  • Is their personality a good match for your child?

ABA therapy requires a deep connection between the therapist and the child. The ABA therapist’s personality and approach should align with your child’s needs and preferences. Finding a therapist who understands and connects with your child on a personal level is key to a successful therapy journey.

  • What does their ABA therapy plan include?

Discuss the specifics of the therapy plan with the BCBA and RBTs. Understand the goals, objectives, and strategies to be employed. A well-defined plan should be tailored to your child’s unique needs and goals. 

  • Do they involve parents? 

Parent involvement is vital in the ABA therapy journey. The right therapist should actively engage and educate parents, providing guidance on how to reinforce therapy concepts in daily life. 

At Advanced Behavior Analysis we understand the significance of these considerations in finding the right ABA therapists for your child. Our team of dedicated professionals, including Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Behavior Technicians (BT), takes great care in matching your child with a therapist who not only possesses the requisite qualifications but also fosters a strong, nurturing connection with your child. 
Contact us today to chat with our team and connect with the ABA therapist for your child!

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