When parents are actively involved in their child's therapy, outcomes improve.

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Parent Involvement

Through the use of telemedicine, we empower parents to implement their child's behavior program every step of the way through training and support from our clinician.  We understand the importance of caregiver involvement during the treatment process.  This is why parents and other caregivers are always a part of our sessions with your child.  Videoconferencing technology allows family members to participate in behavioral therapy that perhaps may have been difficult or inconvenient otherwise.  CSERV clinicians and parents work closely together to ensure your child is attaining behavioral goals and that the entire family is involved in the process. 

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Use Of Strategies In The Real World

When parents participate in sessions and learn behavioral therapy strategies they are better equipped to implement these skills outside of session (in the home and out in the community).  As such, parents can maximize the learning opportunities with their child.  This crucial component and huge benefit to the family is only gained when parents are present in their child's ABA therapy. Parents and caregivers feel empowered when they learn behavior strategies and studies have shown that receiving this important training leads to an overall decrease in their stress.  We ensure that parents are optimally prepared with skills to make a difference in their child's life. 

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The Impact of Parent Training

The significance of parents participating in their child's behavioral treatment was recently published by the Journal of the American Medical AssociationThis was the largest clinical trial on children with autism evaluating the use of caregivers as the primary interventionists for their children.  Specifically, the parents received not only an explanation of the principles of ABA, but were directly trained on how to implement strategies.  The results showed a dramatic reduction in disruptive behavior and noncompliance.