Example of an ABA Session

Scheduling

  • The Administor will set up a schedule with one or more Behavior Technicians, depending on the authorized hours
  • The family/school/day program will be informed about the schedule and the first ABA session will be scheduled.

First session

  • The Behavior Technicians will meet with the family at their home or with the teacher & client in the school/day program. The Behavior Technician reviews all the programs carefully. Goals that will be taught to the parent/caregiver/teacher/social worker, will be explained as well as how to record data outside of the sessions. Questions can be asked
  • The Behavior Technician will explain how much parent training/caregiver/teacher/social worker training is recommended
  • The programs, virtually accessible, will be shown
  • The family/teacher/social worker will be asked to implement various strategies as well, with the help of the Behavior Technician. The Behavior Technician will also implement programs with the client and will focus on building rapport with the client

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Consecutive sessions

  • The Behavior Technician will arrive at the families’/client’s home, school or day center, and will prepare the data sheets, the schedule for the day and possibly the token economy
  • The family, teacher or social worker will be asked about their day or week, and they will be asked to show the data they collected outside of the sessions
  • The Behavior Technician will start the intervention session with a preference/ reinforcer assessment
  • The programs will be implemented (self-help skills; play skills; social skills; communication skills; Behavior Intervention Plan)
  • The Clinical Supervisor will join the session, depending on the amount of supervision hours that are authorized. He or she will provide feedback to the Behavior Technician, model certain strategies and provide training to caregivers/teachers. Also, he/she will analyze the data that are being collected, and possibly modify programs and/or objectives
  • At the end of the session, the Behavior Technician will graph the data and remind the caregivers/teachers to practice the ABA strategies outside of the sessions, and continue to collect data outside of the sessions
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