Watch this video detailing why Training Parents of Special Needs Children is important. Donna Ivery, an Advanced Post Graduate Cohort in Applied Behavior Analysis, is interviewed here by Dr. Surajit Khanna.
Training Parents of Special Needs Children YouTube Video Interview
This video titled, “Training Parents of Special Needs Children,” Dr. Surajit Khanna interviews Donna Ivery, an Advanced Post Graduate Cohort in Applied Behavior Analysis. She is working toward completing the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) program. Parents of children with special needs exhibit post traumatic stress disorder similar to soldiers coming home from combat. This training will help them.
Why is Training Parents of Special Needs Children Needed?
Parents are required to look after these Special Needs children, monitor their behavior, and get them to school. In addition, they have to take care of other children (if they have them), and their work and household environments. It is a lot to do for any parent, but especially difficult when you have a special needs child. It is even more difficult when parents do not have the proper training.
How Has the Pandemic Affected Special Needs Children’s Eduction?
This pandemic has created not only more hardships, but a mental health crisis, for both the special needs child and their parents. Many school districts are now offering Tele-help services; but unfortunately, these have not been working as well as hoped. Some families do not have a computer, or internet access and cannot even participate in any educational services.
Donna Ivery Suggests a Possible Solution
Dr. Surajit Khanna asked Donna what she thinks might be a possible solution to this dilemma. Donna suggested that Parents should become, at least, a certified technician in behavior analysis, which is considered the gold standing in changing behavior. This Training will helps parents of special needs children to develop a new skill or a new behavior that is life changing, and could become a lifelong gift to them. This certification will empower parents in dealing with their special needs children.
What Benefits are There to Training Parents of Special Needs Children
Training Parents of Special Needs Children will benefit special needs children, especially those in underserved communities. It will benefit those who may not have a computer or internet access. It would also benefit to certify parents before a counselor comes to their home. When a parent has at least the bare minimum of education in behavior analysis, this helps any professional that may come into their home, ultimately benefiting the child and the parent.
A solution to this is to provide Training to Parents of Special Needs Children now!
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