Dear parents and colleagues,
We have received a lot of inquiries about the benefits of centre-based intervention, and are happy to provide you with additional information to help you make an informed decision.
This will point you to research comparisons of the outcomes of centre-based vs home-based programs, that we hope you will find helpful. Also, “A Program Evaluation of Home and Center-Based Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder” by Dennis R. Dixon & Claire O. Burns & Doreen Granpeesheh is attached below:
It is important to note that RBTs/ ABA therapists working in a centre-based environment report greater job-satisfaction due to increased supervision by the consultant BCBA, lower burn-out rates, stronger peer-to-peer working relationships, increased knowledge from working in a multidisciplinary setting, as a direct result of receiving ongoing input from SLT/PROMR/OT teams.
Working alongside a diagnostic setting also provides therapy teams with a wider understanding of the positive implications of ABA/ EIBI on the longer-term outcomes for the children they treat. These include improved scores on the CARS-II, Vineland, and other attainment and cognitive assessments, which are typically performed by psychiatrists, educational psychologists and neurodevelopmental paediatricians.