Home Program Management

Family Training: After the program is set up, the family trainer works with all those working with the child to provide more in depth training and monitoring of the program. The amount of time needed will vary depending on the individual teams but a minimum of 10 hours initially with monthly 2 hour follow ups is recommended. See below for the services the family trainer is able to provide. Hourly charges apply.  


Individualized Training Modules (Family Trainer or Consultant): Modules are tailored to the needs of your child and the knowledge level of family and staff. All modules are minimum of 2hrs. Modules can be combined into half (4 hrs) or whole day (8hrs) workshops.


  1. Introduction to ABA - background info, vocabulary, Verbal Behavior
  2. Problem Behavior - scenarios, data taking, procedures to use
  3. Self-help Skills - help develop the child's independence 
  4. Intensive Teaching - important terms and practice with trainer and child
  5. NET - natural environment teaching
  6. Social Skills/community outings
  7. School - shadow, independent behavior
  8. Data- data taking, program boards, data book:
  9. Therapist duties- what is expected of them as a therapist based on parent and program needs
  10. Running a home program- tips and suggestions on how to manage home program.    

Program Management (Family Trainer or Consultant): Due to the highly individualized nature of home programs, the frequency or intensity of items below depends on individual family preference and program needs. The program management plan and manager responsibilities will be developed and agreed upon by family and staff (and consultant when necessary).


  1. Progress Assessment Session with child: One-on-one time to probe skills, asses progress on long and short term goals (suggested minimum 2 hours a month) ** Long and short term goals are developed in collaboration with the home team and consultant**
  2. Staff observations: Evaluate progress and understanding of teaching strategies for each objective and giving feedback as needed.
  3. Progress Meetings: Meetings with family to discuss progress and provide feedback on the program(suggested minimum: 1hr a month)
  4. Data Book: Set-up data the book. Each family has different needs with regards to data collection. The family trainer will work with the family to develop data collection procedures tailored to the program needs.
  5. Data Keeping: Create and update individualized data sheets, mastered Lists, FFC lists etc.
  6. Program Board: Create and review the program board and choose targets.
  7. Review Daily Notes: If necessary refer questions to other professionals i.e. OT, SLP etc.)
  8. ABLLS and/or other assessments: Assist the family in completing assessments, graphing progress, update as needed (Interpretation of assessments will be done by consultant or appropriate professional)
  9. Other: a. Run team meetings /prepare data for meetings, and respond to team meeting notes, b. Make teaching materials such as book kits, NET lesson plans etc, c. Collect and integrate goals of other therapies (Nutrition, OT, PT, SLP)

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