Re: ABA therapy and your child's stims
i agree with you as far as the approach. for some therapists, it is very different from the next. like you, i also pondered in my mind what drives a person to do this type of therapy....so i started asking questions. unfortunately, i found out that some "therapists" only take on these jobs as a stepping stone to get other jobs. often, they are college students majoring in other areas of interest (ie. speech, OT) and work with ABA agencies because it works with their school schedule. i am certainly not taking away any credit from college students because some are VERY motivated to help our kids with ABA. My point is that I saw a big difference from therapist to therapist quite often. After doing my homework, i just started to request people be on our ABA team partly based on experience and special education background.......it just worked better for us.
i don't know how old your daughter is but as she gets older she may figure out for herself that she should save her stimming time for home. i have heard that this does happen sometimes.
Last edited by MOM23ANGELS; 08-05-2008 at 07:41 PM.