Parental and familial involvement throughout the therapy process can make an enormous difference in the progress of the individual receiving therapy. While there is a time and place for a variety of therapy locations, in home therapy is the one in which the family is able to be as involved as possible. Parents are able to sit in during therapy sessions, ask questions, and even practice specific strategies while receiving feedback directly from the BCBA.
In Home therapy also assists in promoting generalization to the child’s natural environment. Oftentimes when a child receives therapy in a clinical setting, they make wonderful progress in that specific setting; however, many times the children struggle generalizing those skills or behaviors to the home or community environment. When the therapy is done in home, the child is learning those skills in their natural environment. Thus they are more likely to utilize those skills in their every day lives.