ABA is by far one of the most thoroughly monitored therapy interventions I have ever come across, yet data is often disregarded.
ABA does not work for everyone, and I am looking at this from a very objective perspective; our role at Bright Futures is to determine good evidence for an EHCP and not necessarily to judge an intervention based on personal opinion.
It all comes back to the fact that the LA is under a duty to secure provision which meets the child’s SEN but is not “under an obligation to provide a child with the best possible education. There is no duty on the authority to provide such a Utopian system, or to educate him or her to his or her maximum potential. …”: R v Surrey CC ex p H (1984) 83 LGR 219.
Some say that ABA is a benefit and not a need. Your job is therefore to prove that ABA is a need and not a Utopia.
So, we are running an ABA focused Study Group Programme, in April this year. Sign up if you are interested in learning how to prepare yourself in the best possible way, for any challenges you may face when requesting ABA in your EHCP.
We look forward to working with you and sharing our secrets.
The Bright Futures Team