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Key Questions to Ask on an ABA Clinic Tour

  1. What services are provided and how are they applicable to my child?

  2. How long has the company been in business?

  3. What insurances are accepted and how is my monthly payment determined?

  4. What age range do you accept?

  5. What is your attendance policy?

  6. Does your facility have cameras on site?

  7. How many hours a week do you suggest for my child?

  8. What is the cleaning/sanitization protocol?

  9. If my child is injured, what is the protocol?

  10. What is the client-to-BCBA ratio?

  11. How many therapists will be working directly with my child?

  12. Are all of the therapists certified as RBTs?

  13. How often does the staff go through training?

  14. What will my child's daily schedule look like?

  15. How often are communication sent to parents?

  16. What means of communication is used? (In person, video conference, phone call etc)

  17. How is progress documented and communicated to parents?

  18. Do you offer parent training? If so, how often?

  19. How do you plan for generalization?

  20. How do you plan to transition my child into a school environment?

  21. What is the method for teaching social skills?

  22. How are changes within the clinic communicated?

  23. How are goals and behavior interventions developed?

  24. What type of reinforcement is used?

  25. What is your clinic's policy on punishment procedures?

    1. Reinforcement should be the only procedure being used! In ABA, punishment is a last resort and any form of punishment must be approved by the parents first. It is only considered in very rare circumstances after every other avenue has been exhausted. If any clinic does not have this same policy, they are not following the ethical guidelines of ABA therapy.


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