Center-Based ABA Therapy Services for Children with Autism
Choosing between in-home therapy and a center-based ABA therapy program for a child with autism can be a challenge for parents. There are many important factors to weigh when making such a decision, including comfort, quality of care, availability of services, and access to learning materials. Ultimately, the best choice is the one that will produce the best outcomes for the child with autism.
While studies have shown that center-based ABA programs like ours tend to produce better outcomes for children with autism, it would not be helpful to make broad judgments on all in-home treatment options. Just as every child on the autism spectrum is different, every family is different, and every home environment is different. It is a personal choice, and what works best for one child with autism may not be what works best for another. There are, however, some clear benefits to center-based ABA therapy that may be difficult or impossible to achieve in the home.
Benefits of Center-Based Clinical Services for ABA Therapy
- Center-based environments provide more opportunities for group activities, helping to develop social skills and better preparing children with autism to transition into school.
- Board Certified Behavior Analysts are always present, monitoring activity and mentoring one-to-one therapists to optimize treatment.
- Centers like The Place for Children with Autism provide training for parents and caregivers to ensure families are prepared to continue treatment at home.
- Centers offer an ideal setting to teach generalization— the ability to learn a skill in one environment and use it in another one.
Need help choosing?
If you are considering center-based clinical services for your child with autism, but are not sure if it is right for you, contact us to talk with one of our representatives. We’re here to help.
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