In order for the learner to have success, the parents and care givers must also understand the philosophies and implementation of ABA in the home setting. As two of our Board members know first hand, there has to be more than just teaching the learner in the school setting. TTC will offer programs and training sessions that will help educate the caregivers and parents on how to best generalize the teachings for outside the classroom. After all, the program really means nothing if it all falls apart when you and your young adult walk out the door. We want to partner with you on your journey to help your young adult function at their most optimal ability in their local communities. There will be opportunities to schedule a home consult with one of our BCBA’s or BCABA, to help start a treatment plan.
This is a testimony from one of our Board members , Angela and her son, Ashton. The “why” an adult ABA Dayhab program is needed in the DFW area.
MaryLynne has a daughter that will soon age out of the transition program at the high school. MaryLynne will share the importance of her daughter continuing her journey of learning.
Nikki wants Alex to continue to learn new skills after graduation. As she mentions in the story, it takes these young adults many repetitions to learn one skill.
Meet Dr. Joe Dracobly, Director of UNT BARC Center.. There is such a need to continue support young adults after high school to maintain skill and learn new life skills that carry over into the community.
We will be using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as the therapy method. ABA is a scientific approach that focuses on understanding how behavior works and how it changes. ABA uses evidence-based procedures derived from the principles of behavior in order to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease those that are harmful.
We believe parents/caregivers play a key role in these young adult's lives. Thus, our goal is to train parents/caregivers with the procedures and techniques that are used by our professional team in order to increase successful care at home and in the community.
Our team will consist of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT). The BCBA is responsible for training the RBT's and overseeing the programming. The RBT's will directly work with the young adults in a 1:3 ration under the supervision of the BCBA.