I'm pleased to welcome Tameika Meadows, BCBA, from www.iloveaba.com to share some insights from BCBAs to parents.
When I am meeting with a parent for the first time, there are a few questions that tend to pop up in the conversation regardless of age of the child, diagnosis of the child, and what specific services the parent is seeking.
When questions pop up over and over again, that tells me there is a lack of information or knowledge out there about what to expect when initiating the ABA therapy process. When working with my own clients, I usually give them a brief FAQ document that we review together, so I can clear up whatever misconceptions the parent has about therapy.…. because there are always at least a few misconceptions/myths that parents have about ABA.
I like to share information (Sharing is Caring), so please allow me to shed some light and remove some of the mystery.
When questions pop up over and over again, that tells me there is a lack of information or knowledge out there...
Common Myths about ABA Therapy
When in doubt, always ask those questions or speak your concerns! Your BCBA should be ready and willing to help clear up misconceptions, and to make sure you are thoroughly understanding the process of initiating ABA therapy.
Until next time,
Tameika Meadows, M.Ed., Board Certified Behavior Analyst, has worked with young children on the Autism spectrum for over 12 years. Ms. Meadows currently serves families, organizations, and schools both locally and internationally as a BCBA Consultant.
Ms. Meadows is the owner of the blog & resource website www.Iloveaba.com, and the author of three introductory level ABA books: “101 Ways to do ABA”, “From A to Z: Teaching Skills to Children with Autism”, & “A Manual: Creating an Autism Intervention Program”.
Leanne Page, MEd, BCBA