We at Behavior TLC would like to take a minute to introduce our new In-Home ABA program to the public!
Our team has been working tirelessly over the last many months to create a program that provides you and your children with ABA therapy outside of the clinic and in your own homes. Our Director Alexandra Kehlenbeck, is a certified teacher as well as a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA) who is licensed in the state of Texas. She is so excited to be providing this much-needed ABA therapy service to families.
Keep reading to find out more about how our in-home ABA program works!
Scheduling Your In-Home Therapy Sessions
The in-home therapy schedule consists of 3 possible sessions per day (Monday through Thursday) and two sessions on Friday. Each session is 2.5 hours in length with a 30-minute break in between.
Session 1- 7:30am-10:00am
Session 2- 10:30am-1:00pm
Session 3- 1:30pm-4:00pm
Depending on the needs of the client, our team can provide full-time therapy or part-time therapy which can then be individualized by choosing 2 or 3 sessions per day or selecting therapy on only certain days of the week.
The Team Behind Your In-Home ABA Therapy Sessions
With the in-home program, our families will have their own dedicated BCBA, a lead technician, and various RBTs (registered behavior technicians) that will most regularly implement the treatment plans.
The BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst)
- Conducts assessments
- Provides caregiver training
- Writes individualized treatment goals
- Writes individualized behavior intervention plans
- Communicates with 3rd party payers (insurance)
- Provides direct supervision of the client and staff
- Monitors and modifies treatment goals
The Lead Technician
- Supports the BCBA in tasks given
- Trains new RBTs
- Trains the rest of the team on new interventions
- Monitors the implementation of treatment
- Monitors data collection
- Writes monthly reports of progress for parents
- Implements the treatment goals written by the BCBA
- Implements the behavior intervention plan written by the BCBA
- Communicates regularly with the lead technician and BCBA on the progress of the client
- Collects data points on treatment goals and behavior goals
Learned Skills To Expect During In-Home ABA Therapy
During in-home ABA therapy, sessions are geared toward targeting a variety of challenges your child may be facing based from self-help/independent living to communication to social skills as well as the reduction of undesirable challenging behaviors. Treatment in the clinic does provide access to these learning domains, but there are many skills and behaviors that are even better to address in the home.
In-home therapy provides a unique experience where learning occurs in the exact setting where the learned skills are to be applied!
This is especially useful when teaching hygiene skills (ex: bathing, brushing teeth, dressing, toileting, etc.) as well as following directions that are often given at home (ex: chores such as cleaning their room, feeding pets, emptying the dishwasher, etc.)
Another added bonus to the in-home program is that it becomes easier for the caregiver to also receive training!
Due to the policy requirement for an adult over the age of 18 to be home during treatment times, we have found that caregivers have exclusive insight into the learning targets and the techniques being taught. Having a BCBA come to your home, and providing 1 on 1 training gives you more insight and support on the prompts being used to teach different skills.
Want To Get Started with In-Home ABA Therapy?
More information about our In-Home ABA Therapy program can be found here: https://BehaviorTLC.com/In-Home-ABA-Therapy-Houston
Or, please contact us today!
Alexandra Kehlenbeck, MA SpEd, BCBA, LBA
Director of In-Home Services
Alex is originally from Long Island New York where she graduated from St. Joseph’s College and obtained her general education and special education teacher certificates. When she moved to Texas in 2009, Alex initially began her special education career as a teacher, but quickly made a career change to ABA and began working at Including Kids Inc. in Humble.
Her 10-year career with InKids took her from direct care therapist to BCBA supervisor and afforded her opportunities to work with clients between the ages of 5 and 22 and across settings that included school inclusion, vocational training, and community outings. Alex and her family moved to the Cypress area in 2018 and she joined the Behavior TLC team. She is now the Director of In-Home ABA Therapy Services.