The recent weeks have dramatically impacted everyone’s life. The changes we have made to our daily lives have been difficult for everyone, but as we are well aware, it is even more impactful and hard to accept for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis. The most immediate impact on our family, and particularly children with Autism, has been the complete and abrupt change in our daily schedule. This alone can have meaningful negative effects. Fortunately, with the technology we have at our fingertips today, “social distancing” doesn’t have to limit access to support and behavioral therapy. Ascend Autism is an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) provider, offering a natural and accessible approach to improving the behaviors of children diagnosed with ASD. Through technology, using a computer, tablet, or smartphone, Ascend Autism can deliver the same quality of service remotely (i.e. telehealth services for the treatment of autism).
How Parents Benefit From Telehealth Behavioral Therapy for Autism
Online or virtual telehealth sessions can be an excellent avenue to continue behavior therapy even in these difficult times. Telehealth services for the treatment of autism bring trained and experienced Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Behavior Technicians into your home with ease. Our expert providers are able to engage your child directly through an interactive telehealth session. Further, these therapy sessions address the same communication, social and daily living skills as in-home therapy, just through the use of a computer or tablet.
The other solution offered through telehealth is parent/caregiver training sessions. This offers caregivers and parents the skills necessary to address most behavioral issues surrounding ASD. This can range from strategies to deal with negative behavior to pragmatic methods to improve some developmental deficits.
Proper treatment for ASD engages a child organically and is tailored specifically to each individual. Telehealth services are no different. By using technology to engage with and observe the child with ASD in their regular environment, therapists can determine what habits need to be addressed. Also, they can see how families interact and provide educational support on how to redirect their efforts. Therefore, telehealth sessions can often deliver the same quality of care as in-person sessions and treatment.
When it comes to treatment for autism spectrum disorder, delivering easily accessible care into one’s home has numerous benefits. Parents and caregivers are made to feel they have the support they need and the resources, both objective and personal, to turn to. At the same time, the individual with ASD gets the treatment they need to enhance their development and address their issues in a comfortable, familiar setting.
By taking a few minutes to familiarize themselves with the easy-to-use technology of online streaming and virtual communication, parents and caregivers can get their family the necessary treatment. Explore what Ascend Autism has to offer through telehealth services for the treatment of autism today.
When treating those with ASD, parents and caregivers need information and resources. Through Ascend Autism’s telehealth services: autism treatment, support, and training is more accessible than ever before. Parents have children diagnosed and enrolled in early intervention programs. Also, they’ll learn more about ASD and their role in treatment from qualified professionals. At Ascend Autism, telehealth augments and widens the scope of the array of services for treating autism spectrum disorder we already offer such as:
- Targeted Intervention
- Social Skills Work
- Parental Services
Ascend Autism is already working with many families across New York and Connecticut to continue the services they used to access in-home, but now through telehealth. Just because we can’t step into your living room, doesn’t mean we can’t continue interactive, behavior therapy sessions focused on communication, social skills and daily living skills. If you are interested in learning more about Ascend Autism’s interactive Telehealth ABA services, give us a call at 877.323.8668.