Aba versus teacch the case for defining and validating
This article is not intended as a critique or endorsement of any individual provider. Our hope is that these guidelines will help you think through some issues that may be important as you explore options for your child and family.Instead, our hope is to provide some thoughts and criteria to guide your decision-making when choosing a provider to meet your child’s and family’s needs. This guide will focus on the following issues: Understanding What ABA Is (and What It Is Not)Investigating Providers or Centers People use the acronym ABA in many ways so it is sometimes confusing to know exactly what someone means when they say ‘ABA.’ If you are confused about this, you are not alone!
For example, how many children have they worked with, what type of children, and how long have they worked in their field.
Remember that those providing ABA services may want to help your child, but they are also trying to “recruit” your business.
• ABA is not simply 40 hours a week of one-on-one instruction sitting at a table.
If the provider or center serves a lot of clients, they should have more than one BCBA on staff.
ABA as a treatment approach cannot be done properly if you have one Board Certified Behavior Analyst who is responsible for making sure a lot of people are getting appropriate care.
Some centers will also have Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst’s (BCa BA) on staff.