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Relias: Working with Families of Individuals with Autism9/12/19About this Course -Strategies for effectively communicating with families with individuals with autism -Strategies for parent training Learning Objectives-Strategies for effective communication with families and clients -Strategies to for training them on ABA-Strategies to adress common concerns and empower familiesSection 2—ABA From A Families’ PerspectiveExample:Alison noticed difference in Max—no eye contact, interested in ceiling fan, content sitting crib. 14 months later Max engaging in stereotypy, referred Max to clinic near by—found out he had Autism; decided to try ABA. Alison overwhelmed atthe intensity of ABA (28 hours of week), insurance coverage, had a lot to think about—would it be worth itThe Reality of Logistics -Many decisions to make-for effective treatment is intensive and consistent -Must have access to multiple hours a week (25-40 hours, depending on age and need) -Transportation and child care can be issues -Services provided in homes, schools, clinics, various settings-Transportation needs to be figured out & if ABA is done at home parents must be around to oversee—all potential issues -Insurance needs to cover therapy -ABA expensive-Family needs to know what they need to do to maximize the intervention -ABA provider should deliver services in a way families can communicate and learn to help their loved onesRelationships with the Family -when you work with a client with autism; you are also working their family as well-involves multiple hours in the home; relationship with family might be more involved and a bit more intense-Critical need to involve families in programming; makes the family a significant treatment variable -the family must play a significant role in the intervention of ABA -Follow through with behaviors, generalization -Getting family on board with ABA therapy can be difficult; want it because they know how the results are great -Anxious to get started and understand the importance of the small steps
-Some families are reluctant to ABA therapy because it was prescribed to them; do