In-Home ABA Therapy Chicagoland, Central IL, Madison County IL, Columbia MO, & Austin TX.

What is special about In-Home ABA?

Our clinic programs offer intensive skill-building and behavior-teaching programs that are valuable to your child’s growth, but our in-home services give your child a chance to put those skills into practice in their own environment. Providing in-home services also allows us to create individualized programs, schedules, and methods that will work for your family. We always offer extensive parent and family training, so that you feel comfortable continuing to practice skills even when our team isn’t there to guide you. Our therapists are trained to provide fun and effective learning strategies for your child, because intensive therapy should be focused and fun. Having an effective professional will be so much fun for your child that he or she will run to the door to greet them!

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What is included in ABA therapy?

In-Home ABA Therapy can target:

  • Increasing Communication
  • Improving Social Skills
  • Gaining Daily Life Skills
  • Reducing Challenging Behaviors
  • Teaching Leisure Skills

In-Home ABA is available in:

The Chicagoland area, Central IL, Madison County IL, Columbia MO,  and Austin TX.

How does In-Home ABA work?

  1. 1:1 therapy with a behavior therapist in the home setting. BCBA will supervise the services and will typically provide services in the home setting as well. Sometimes telehealth services may accompany in-home service.
  2. Facilitates caregiver training.
  3. Is not unlike center-based interventions, as the goal is to develop a treatment plan with objective and measurable goals.
  4. More easily allows the therapy team to meet regularly with caregivers to review progress and make treatment adjustments as needed.
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How can In-Home ABA help my child?

  • Some learners may feel more comfortable in their natural environment/usual surroundings.
  • Provides a chance for the therapy team to witness behavior first-hand and address issues as they arise. It also provides a larger information base from which the team can better understand the dynamics and triggers that cause certain behavior.
  • Great opportunity for caregivers and siblings to learn from therapists about how therapeutic interventions and to get involved.
  • Provides a great way to teach daily living and household skills (e.g. bedtime routines, toileting, dressing, grooming), as it allows the therapy team to implement interventions in the setting where the behavior will take place (i.e., in the natural environment instead of a simulated one).
  • In-home care naturally provides more opportunities for caregiver training, thereby allowing caregivers to reinforce the ABA interventions and increase the chances that the learner will generalize and maintain the desired behavior.

Frequently Asked Questions

This really depends on the child. However, it is extremely important to have a high level of collaboration with the caregivers and make sure the child is able to generalize the skills she or he learned outside of the therapy sessions. In-home services are a great option for the caregivers to easily observe and participate during the therapy.

The clinicians will first observe and assess what the child is and isn’t able to do at home. If she or he is able to do certain skills inconsistently, they analyze why those skills are not happening consistently and how we can manipulate the environment, such as modifying instructions from the caregivers, materials, and level of assistance. If some important skills are not happening at all at home, they break those skills into smaller components and make sure the child has all the foundational skills in order to set her or him up for success. During in-home therapy, the clinicians are able to easily incorporate the child’s familiar items to ensure what she or he learns during the therapy is applicable and functional to the daily life.

Also depends on the child. BCBAs (ABA therapy supervisors) must adhere to their ethical guidelines which require collaboration and coordination of care with other service providers for the best treatment outcome of the child.

At BPI, we require a background check and extensive clinical training for all clinicians. Once the initial assessment is completed, the BCBA will introduce each team member to the child and his or her family first and make sure the team members build rapport with them initially. The BCBA will also be providing on-going individual supervision for each team member to perform the child’s specific treatment goals competently.

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Clinic Director

Christine Stallone

Christine graduated from Aurora University with a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis in May 2019. The last 13 years of her career has been spent working with children. Christine previously was a Self Contained Special Education Teacher and the Director of an Early Childhood Center she transitioned to the role of a Registered Behavior Technician in 2017 with Behavioral Perspective. Christine became a Certified BCBA in August 2019 and is excited to be working with Behavioral Perspective to continue to assist in the growth and development of children with special needs. She is super excited to be part of the Behavioral Perspective team!

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Assistant Clinic Manager

Courtney Norton

Courtney is the Assistant Clinical Manager at BPI Springfield! Courtney has her associate in Arts and is currently working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Courtney loves being creative and fun for the learners. In her free time, Courtney loves to play  Sims 4, paint, and tie-dye clothing!

Clinic Manager

Amanda DeFord

Amanda is the clinic manager at the Springfield Clinic. Amanda has her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Masters’s in Elementary Education. Before working at BPI she was the Lead PreK Teacher and Assistant Director at an Early Learning Center. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to wineries and concerts with her husband, and drinking coffee on her front porch! Seeing the kids grow and develop is such a passion of hers!  Her favorite part about working at BPI is: “getting to work with and learn from amazing, hard-working people who have compassion and the drive it takes to help parents/guardians, children, siblings, and other co-workers to better understand and appreciate every learner that walks through our doors.

RBT Manager

Emily Leibach​

Emily is BPI’s Central IL, RBT Manager! Before starting with BPI Emily was working as Behavior Tech for 6.5 years. Her favorite part of her job is seeing our RBTs and learners grow and succeed. 

In her free time, Emily enjoys being with family and friends, visiting her sister in Florida, and going to CUBS games. One thing on Emily’s bucket list is to travel to New Zealand and ride in a hot air balloon someday!

Clinic Director

Sabina Khan

Sabina is the Clinical Director and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at our Springfield location! Sabina received her Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Sabina was born and raised in Darien, IL. She then moved to Springfield in 2018 with her husband who started his residency at Memorial Medical Center. Sabina was working in the field of ABA as a line therapist at another company prior to starting her practicum experience at BPI. Sabina enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and traveling with her husband. Sabina has had the pleasure to be a part of the BPI team since 2017. Sabina is dedicated to improving the lives of those she works with through her commitment to providing an evidence-based scientific approach to behavior services.

Assistant Clinic Manager

David Bandish

David has been working with the special education population for about six years. He went to Lewis University and double majored in Psychology and Criminal Social Justice. After college, he worked multiple positions within the special education field including a 1:1 Instructor, Registered Behavior Technician, Program Manager, and Crisis Interventionist. David currently works at Behavioral Perspective Inc. as the Assistant Clinic Manager. His favorite part about working with children with autism is witnessing them make progress over time as well as breaking down barriers that impede their social and academic abilities.

Clinic Manager

Kaleena White

Kaleena White has worked with children for over a decade. During which time, she worked as a home daycare provider and an assistant teacher in a couple of daycare’s. Kaleena has been with BPI for over two years. Kaleena became a Lead RBT and is now our new Apple Clinical Assistant.

RBT Manager

Jesenia Delatorre

Jesenia is the RBT Manager for our Aurora, IL clinic! Jesenia has her Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in art. She grew up in Cicero, IL. She loves doing anything arts and crafts related and also enjoys doing her makeup. Jesenia loves coming to work and seeing the faces of every single client and watching them grow every single day. It truly makes her heart happy! Jesenia has a dog named Lola! She loves to travel to Mexico and learn about her culture! One thing she would love to do in her lifetime is to adopt a child.