Just as different families have different roles and responsibilities around the home, when running an ABA programme it is important for the family to share the load with each other, so one person doesn’t find themselves trying to juggle everything. It is also important for all family members and close friends to learn some of the programmes, especially language procedures, so you can continue to maximise learning opportunities even when your child’s therapist has gone home.
On top of teaching, some of the typical tasks family members might have are:
- Managing therapists.
- Planning for consultant visits.
- Co ordinating with the school.
- Organizing materials
- Taking and sending data.
- Finances related to programming
As well as these new tasks family members have to continue to juggle the tasks of everyday life. Having a schedule that clearly shows who is going to be doing tasks throughout the day might be helpful for keeping everybody on track. Additionally having a family meeting once a week during busy periods can help everyone to talk about what is going well, and what can be improved. At NETwork Interventions we have supervisors available to help you run family meetings at your home or in one of our clinics. Get in touch to learn more about the benefits of consistent family meetings.