Parent Training Specialist

United Therapy Center

ABA Therapy located in Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA & Riverside, CA

Research shows that parental involvement has a positive effect on skills development, learning, and social function. Parent training with Lisa Liguori, MA, BCBA, LBA, gives families the tools they need to support their child’s education and therapy journey. To learn about parent training programs in the Sawtelle area of Los Angeles and in Riverside, California, call United Therapy Center or schedule a consultation online today.

Parent Training Q&A

What is parent training?

Parents of children who receive therapy at United Therapy Center can help them succeed by reinforcing the key concepts of applied behavior analysis (ABA). Parent training provides families with information and strategies for encouraging behavior changes in their child.

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and behavioral disorders benefit from parent training because it allows them to practice the skills they learn in therapy at home and in other environments.   

Lisa’s training programs empower you as a parent to make supportive choices in any environment. 

Parent training results in the consistency your child needs to flourish as an individual within their own unique family, in their daily lives, and in the world. It also gives you the knowledge to become more involved in your child’s therapy experience.

What should I expect from ABA parent training?

At United Therapy Center, Lisa designs parent training programs that complement the personalized therapy approach she takes with each child. She spends time learning about your family, including your cultural values, traditions, unique situations, and defining characteristics.

Your personalized parent training program provides you with important information about the fundamentals of ABA, including:

  • The four functions of behavior
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Environmental behavior triggers
  • Strategies that encourage behavior change

During parent training, you observe and participate in your child’s therapy sessions. This allows Lisa to provide personalized coaching, so you feel confident in your ability to assess your child’s needs and select an appropriate strategy. 

When should I use the tools from parent training?

Parental ABA training benefits children and their families in expected and unexpected situations. Parental reinforcement helps children with ASD and other behavioral disorders adjust their behavior across a variety of environments and activities. 

Recognizing the social, physical, and environmental factors that impact your child’s actions allows you to select the most effective strategy to help them adjust their behavior in the moment. 

Regardless of whether the concerning behavior happens at home during routine activities, such as bath or bedtime, or in an unfamiliar or public space, parent training enables you and your child to stay connected. With practice, you can apply your parent training skills in virtually any context. 

For more information about how parents and children with ASD and other developmental disorders benefit from parent training, call United Therapy Center today, or schedule a consultation online.