Settings of Care for Applied Behavior Analysis Services for Children with Autism

Settings of Care for Applied Behavior Analysis Services for Children with Autism

We are pleased to release our second brief, “Settings of Care for Applied Behavior Analysis Services for Children with Autism.” (download below) 

This latest addition extends upon our previous brief, “Telehealth and the Practice of Behavior Analysis,” by adding a review of the research with respect to the setting in which behavior analytic services are provided. This review is intended to help providers and funders alike consider the most appropriate setting(s) for treatment for a client’s specific circumstances and goals, with a focus on identifying and expressing the rationale for such decisions. 

In Brief

While it may be appropriate for services to be provided in a variety of settings, providers and funders must carefully consider the most appropriate setting for treatment for a client’s speci c circumstances and goals. There should be no elimination of a potential setting for treatment services. Instead, the determination of whether a treatment setting is appropriate should be based on the following factors:

  1. Match between the client needs and the opportunities afforded in that environment
  2. Assessment of the barriers that might impeded programming in one environment versus another 
  3. Strategies for facilitating parent involvement

Please find a downloadable PDF of the Practice Brief "Settings of Care for Applied Behavior Analysis Services for Children with Autism" below, and share with all for whom this would be useful. 

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