Parent training is an extremely valuable component of any service that your child is receiving. Parent training offers you the opportunity to receive guidance and support from a trained professional who can help you create a positive environment at home for your child. Remember that even if your child is receiving services full-time, you’ll spend much more time with your child than the therapist will. So, it’s important to understand what you can do to support your child when they are at home.
Additionally, research shows that ABA parent training can lead to parents feeling less stress in their daily life and that overall family well-being can be improved, as well. So, not only do parent training services help the child who is receiving intervention but it also helps the parent themselves and the family as a whole (Koegel, Bimbela, & Schreibman, 1996).
Yes, parent training is open to any and all caregivers. You don’t need medical training or specific credentials. The idea of parent training is that it’s designed for parents who want to do everything they can, even simple strategies, to support their child. The only requirement is that you come to parent training with an open mind and an eagerness to learn.
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