Surpass Behavioral Health is a leading provider of in-home ABA therapy services for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). By providing high-quality, personalized treatment within the familiar and nurturing environment of your child’s home, our compassionate staff is committed to helping your child reach their full potential.
In-home ABA therapy refers to the delivery of Applied Behavior Analysis services within your home environment. This approach allows children and adolescents to receive individualized ABA therapy while remaining in their natural setting. An experienced Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will assess your child to gain an understanding of their needs, challenges, and goals. They will then put together a treatment plan that will be facilitated by a Registered Behavior Technician in the home environment.
While both in-home and center-based ABA aim to support children and teens with autism, they differ in terms of the setting and context where therapy takes place. In-home ABA therapy occurs within the familiar surroundings of the child’s home, helping with targeted skill development in a natural environment. This approach promotes generalization of skills and offers opportunities for further family involvement and consistency of support.
On the other hand, center-based ABA therapy takes place in a dedicated facility or clinic specifically designed for ABA sessions. It provides an immersive and controlled environment with access to specialized resources and equipment. Center-based therapy also often allows for social interaction with peers, facilitating social skills development.
In-home ABA therapy offers a range of benefits for children and adolescents as well as their families. Some of the key benefits of in-home aba therapy include:
Surpass offers in-home ABA therapy programs with both daytime and afternoon availability. Our BCBAs and RBTs will work 1:1 with your child on community and/or home-based skills to help them achieve their goals and ensure long-term behavior change.
We believe in the importance of understanding your child’s unique needs and challenges to provide the best possible care. Before beginning in-home therapy one of our experienced BCBAs will conduct a thorough assessment of your child’s current behaviors within your home and/or our clinic. This assessment is essential for identifying your child’s strengths and areas that need improvement. Our BCBA will spend time observing and interacting with your child to gain valuable insights into their behavior patterns, communication skills, and family interactions.
During the assessment process, we prioritize open communication with you, the parent or guardian. We recognize that you possess valuable information about your child’s daily life and experiences. We aim to gain a full understanding of your child’s behaviors beyond the therapy sessions. All the information gathered will be used to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. We conduct reassessments every six months to discuss your child’s progress during sessions and ensure meaningful change is happening outside of therapy. If necessary, during this time we will make adjustments to the treatment plan.
Pairing is a crucial process during in-home ABA sessions. It involves building a positive relationship between the child and our therapists. At the beginning of each session, our RBT will spend time playing with your child and their favorite toys, as well as engaging with them in enjoyable conversations and activities. By doing so, your child will establish positive rapport with their RBT and BCBA, fostering a sense of trust and comfort. By prioritizing trust-building in our approach, we increase the potential of treatment success.
During home ABA therapy we seek to create an engaging environment where your child can learn. While we come prepared with our own supplies, we also recognize the significance of incorporating familiar and meaningful items from the child’s home. These may include special toys or other personal belongings that hold significance for the child, promoting a sense of motivation during the sessions.
Session activities will be facilitated by your child’s RBT, but are overseen by their BCBA. The activities targeted during sessions are similar to those learned in a clinic setting, focusing on essential behaviors and skills. However, home ABA therapy also offers the unique opportunity to develop home-based skills, such as promoting positive sibling interactions, establishing successful daily routines, and facilitating potty training, among others. The session activities are tailored to your child’s age and skill level, and adjusted based on your child’s individual progress and needs.
Parental collaboration is an integral part of our in-home ABA program and is necessary for the generalization of skills learned during therapy sessions. Due to sessions taking place in the home, we do require a parent or legal guardian to be present in the home at all times. To further support our families throughout their child’s ABA program, your child’s BCBA will create a custom parent training schedule with the family to meet at least once a month. These comprehensive training sessions are designed to equip parents with the knowledge and skills needed to apply ABA strategies in various environments beyond sessions and the home. Our goal is to strengthen our partnerships and ensure that you feel confident and supported in playing an active role in your child’s journey to success.
Surpass Behavioral Health is dedicated to delivering exceptional care and celebrating each and every one of your child’s accomplishments. We are constantly refining our services to ensure optimal outcomes for your child. Our team of compassionate and experienced individuals, will stand by your side throughout the entire journey, offering unwavering support as we collaborate to help your child reach their goals. Contact us to learn more about in-home ABA therapy or get started today!