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ABA Corner: The Role of Caregiver Involvement in ABA Therapy

[Source; Behavioral Health Center of Excellence]

While sometimes researchers can argue over the “best” treatment modality or strategy used in early intervention programs for children who fall on the autism spectrum, there is one thing upon which all researchers can agree:

Parents possess the powerful ability to make a positive difference in their children’s lives.

Although each autism treatment program looks different, they all rely on parental involvement (National Institute of Mental Health, 2004).

That’s why, in this article, we’ll explore what research has to say about the role parental involvement plays in the cognitive and behavioral development of children with ASD and why you should strive to encourage parental involvement as much as possible in your practice as behavior analysts.

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