My son is 4 1/2 yr old non verbal autistic child. Need your suggestions that which one is better Inhome or Clinical therapy.
Currently he is getting inhome therapy but i felt sometime therapist waste the time
Where ever he responds best and whatever supplies a best fit therapist.
My almost 6 year old did 8 months of home based ABA. Only because I could not get him to the center 5 days a week. Anyways he thrived and graduated the program. It sounds like the therapist are the issue more than it being a home or center based issues. The center would be great for socialization.
We have had in-home starting age 2, and as services and therapies have increased the past 3 years, we are mainly home (but “home” also includes going out in the community, a class in the local park w NT kiddos, playground, practicing taking public transportation, etc.)...a couple hours one day/week at clinic..
My son is more interested in other kids lately which is great, especially at the clinic. He is also nonverbal.
He loves the therapy gym and it has been wonderful seeing other children join in an activity w him, or to see him curious about the other kids.
We cannot go to the clinic daily for logistic reasons but also because it could easily lead to burnout w all the commuting and schlepping around. And we don’t want to create a therapy/clinic bubble.
I like that he has a mix and he is happy and responding. But I also am conscious of what we can support. What works for your child AND for your family.
We had both. In home ABA - which lasted about 2 years. When the one particular therapist left, he didn't respond to the new lady and pretty much refused to work with her, so she decided he needed in home therapy 5 days a week for 3 hours a day (that's after school) so I put a nix to that. Knowing that's too much for my child (and ME!) He had speech therapy in an office environment. He did okay with the first lady, then the new therapist came and he didn't respond to her as well....and she felt that he was getting no where, actually regressing - so she cancelled services....(he saw them for 3 years)
Currently all his therapies are IN school. It's obvious to us as parents, he feels that once he gets home that's his space and he's not required to do things like at school.