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Jen2009 Fri 04-Sep-09 06:08:56

Talking to various ABA providers about setting up a program for our 3.5 year old. What should we ask/look for? With the benefit of hindsight/experience, what do you think are the most important things to ask about/look for? Really appreciate any insights. Feeling like we're in a bit over our heads here.

moondog Fri 04-Sep-09 15:07:55

Jen, I would read this excellent (and very readable) book form cover to cover first.

Sense and Nonsense

sickofsocalledexperts Fri 04-Sep-09 18:45:01

You need people who are reliable, have a brain, and are fun/outgoing so you can see your kid will like having sessions with them. Reliability and maturity are also key, as is experience with young kids (as you will basically be entrusting your kid to their care). Ask them how they deal with baad behaviours and how they draw out language. Get them talking freely about other kids they've worked with; once they stop giving "stock" interview answers, you'll see whether they have a passion and enthusiasm for the work. The main problem with ABA tutors though is normally that there just aren't enough around, so you end up pretty much taking what you're given. Where are you in the country?

smallwhitecat Sat 05-Sep-09 14:35:03

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