What Remote Services Look Like
Telehealth provides services using telecommunication technologies to support and promote long-distance health care. In the case of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services, the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) connects remotely via video-conferencing and the Behavior Therapist works directly with the child in-person, both building rapport with the child and implementing the program that the BCBA has created specifically based on the child’s needs.
Telehealth has become increasingly important in providing medically-necessary ABA services to areas where ABA providers are not as easily accessible. Most importantly, however, telehealth services can be effective, convenient, and more cost-effective for families and providers of ABA services. Telehealth-ABA results in more frequent and enhanced supervision by the BCBA as a result of decreased travel time.
To bring the child’s skills up to the level of same-age peers while also reaching families in areas where ABA services may not be easily accessible.
All programs require parent participation as training parents is an integral and essential part of their child’s learning.
Hour recommendations are based on the results of the intake assessment and research demonstrating that children benefit most from a higher number of service hours.
Services take place primarily in the home, but sometimes schools will approve ABA services delivered via telehealth. Community visits are also possible with telehealth services.