The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted many sectors of the economy, including many ABA therapy offices that are now grappling with the question of whether to retain their employees and stay open. Fortunately, there are various federal government relief programs as well as other resources that can help small businesses like therapy practices weather this storm. We’ve compiled a list of resources that may help your ABA therapy office stay in business in the next few months.
We’re excited to be able to host the ABA Community Chat and welcome providers for a Facebook Live session where they can have their questions answered by an industry professional . For this session, we were joined by Dr. Joy Pollard, Co-founder and CEO of Clinical Operations at Behavior Change Institute. Dr. Pollard has beenContinue reading “5 Questions on Telehealth: ABA Therapy in the Time of COVID-19”
As an Applied Behavior Analysis therapist, you may be considering telehealth as a way to see your clients in light of the Coronavirus outbreak in the United States. Many mental and behavioral health therapists are seeing an increased demand for telehealth services and many are making — or considering — a transition to telehealth.
Collecting and analyzing data is a crucial component of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Clinicians and practitioners need data to understand the function of behaviors. They can then use this data to create hypotheses and create intervention strategies.
The primary method for assessing behavior change is through repeated data collection (Najdowski, A. C., et al., 2009). The exact data collection method you utilize to track, analyze, and record all of this data will depend upon your unique goals. For example, teaching new social skills may require different data collection methods than changing education behaviors.
Luckily, there are many data collection methodologies out there to assist ABA professionals in leveraging continuous data collection to achieve positive changes.