ABA Therapy in Schools

One of the benefits of ABA therapy is that it can be adapted to work with children in a variety of settings, including school. This is especially helpful for children who struggle with social interactions, classroom behaviors, anxiety, and other issues that may be amplified in a school setting.

At KNR, we work closely with parents and caregivers to determine what setting will be best for the specific needs and challenges your child faces. If your child needs ABA therapy in school, our team of experienced Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) will work with you to design a treatment plan that helps your child develop skills like:

  • Interpersonal communication
  • Appropriate classroom behavior
  • Listening
  • Relationship development Routines
  • Transition skills

How Does ABA Therapy Work in a School Setting?

We use the positive, behavioral principles of ABA therapy to help children with autism improve skills and develop confidence around a variety of school-related experiences. Because ABA is backed by decades of research and evidence, you can be sure your child will receive the individualized support they need to succeed.

If your child has an Individual Education Program, or IEP, you can request that ABA services be included. To be approved, you will need to demonstrate that ABA therapy is essential to the educational progress of your child. To do this, you may need to provide documentation such as:

  • Recommendations from teachers or therapists
  • Evaluation reports and data
  • Documentation of other methods that have been tried

Your child’s care team can be a great help through this process. If you have questions about how to make an IEP request or what next steps you should pursue, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Why ABA Therapy in Schools?

ABA therapy is a proven, research-backed therapy approach that uses behavioral analysis to help children with autism develop critical skills and routines. In a school setting, this approach is beneficial because the therapist can work with your child in the actual context of the school day rather than in a clinic. This helps children with autism apply new skills immediately.

To get started, a BCBA will work with your child to:

  • Conduct an assessment
  • Identify unique strengths, challenges, and goals
  • Create an individualized care plan
  • Monitor progress toward goals
  • Adjust the care plan to reflect progress made

Support for Your Whole Family

At KNR, we understand that autism affects your entire family. That’s why we prioritize holistic support for your whole family including parents, caregivers, siblings, and others. We also provide resources to help you learn more about the concepts of ABA therapy and how you can apply those principles at home.

Our mission is to serve you with a wide variety of resources including:

  • Training in ABA principles
  • Online learning programs
  • Free resources and assistance
  • 24/7 access to information and support
  • Availability to answer questions and offer guidance

As you navigate your family’s autism journey, KNR will be here to support you with information and resources to improve quality of life for every member of your family.