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In Home ABA Services

Applied Behavior Analysis helps individuals with autism live happy and productive lives. Comprehensive, intensive and individualized intervention improves cognition and communication as well as adaptive and social skills. A large body of research has found ABA to be the most consistently effective treatment method available.

What is an ABA In-Home Program: The Nuts & Bolts

All services provided by Three Tier Consulting, Inc. are overseen by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with years of experience in developing and supervising programs. In setting up a program, the Behavior Analyst will:

  • Meet with Parents or Caregivers: The initial interview will include a discussion of the client’s developmental and educational history, current skills, and areas of behavioral challenge.  Frequently, formal rating scales are used to assess adaptive, social, communicative, and academic skills. A detailed discussion of behavioral challenges helps the Behavior Analyst create a behavioral intervention plan to facilitate learning.
  • Observe the Child: During the first few visits, the Behavior Analyst will spend considerable time observing the client’s day-to-day routines. For most clients, this includes school and home observations. These observations provide a baseline measure of behavioral issues and an opportunity to identify skill areas to work on during treatment.
  • Write the Treatment Plan: After collecting direct (observational) and indirect (ratings and interviews) data, the Behavior Analyst will develop an initial treatment plan. Unlike a school IEP, the treatment plan is always considered a “work in progress.” The treatment plan provides a framework of goals that the client will work on with the therapist.
  • Write the Programs: For each goal developed for the client, the Behavior Analyst develops specific programs that will be used to guide the tutors’ sessions. Every program will include a means of collecting data on the client’s progress every session. Specific programs can change, from week to week, even from day to day as the client masters skills and progresses in the goal area.
  • Train the Tutors: After the Treatment Plan and Programs are written, the Behavior Analyst will bring tutors to begin working with the child. All tutors at Three Tier Consulting have at least a Bachelor’s degree  and have completed a minimum of 40 hours training in Applied Behavior Analysis. The tutors will work under the direct supervision of the Behavior Analyst.
  • Begin the Teaching: When the tutors begin working with the client, they spend considerable time “just having fun.” We believe that effective ABA programs are based on a positive relationship between the tutors and the clients. To establish this relationship, tutors “ease into” the work and set up regular time periods to “just have fun.”
  • Run the Programs: Once the programs are established, the tutors will increase the amount of time spent on the programs, while insuring the sessions are positive and the client is successful. Every session run by the tutors is videotaped. Additionally, once or twice per month, the sessions are observed directly by the Behavior Analyst. Depending on your geographic region, these live observations may be in person or they may be conducted via online video observation. The tutors submit program data and the recordings of the sessions weekly for the Behavior Analyst to review. After reviewing the programs, the Behavior Analyst meets the tutors for a weekly consultation.
  • Supervise the Program: During the weekly consultation, the Behavior Analyst may revise programs, introduce new programs, or drop ineffective programs. Based on the video observations, the Behavior Analyst may provide corrective feedback regarding teaching methods, offer strategies for teaching, and of course, reinforce good teaching that the tutors demonstrated. Additionally, much of the consultation is dedicated to helping the tutors problem solve regarding behavioral challenges.
  • Review the Treatment: The goals of the Treatment Plan are reviewed every week, during program supervision. However, every six months, a summary of the client’s progress is documented along with a revision of the Treatment Plan and its goals.

 

  • Consumer Guidelines
  • Behavior Analyst Conduct Guidelines