Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I choose Spark Learning?
We are proud not only of making a difference in the lives of the children and parents we serve, but also of our four operating principles. At Spark Learning, we:
- Offer a personalized approach to therapy.
- Maintain high-quality employment practices.
- Encourage parent/guardian involvement.
- Deliver results that we can stand behind.
Why Spark? That’s why.
What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?
It’s not as complicated as it sounds, we promise. ABA is simply a proven method for understanding a child’s behavior in relation to their environment.
At Spark Learning, we use ABA techniques to help us make meaningful improvements to your child's behavior. We first identify your concerns, set goals for your child based on those concerns, and encourage behavioral changes through prompts to improve their quality of life. Along the way, Spark therapists seek to simplify the learning process, reduce challenging behavior, maximize success, and teach you how to apply the same techniques at home. But while our interventions may target weaknesses, they always do so by expanding the child’s strengths.
For a glossary of common ABA terms, click here.
Is there a cure for autism?
There is no “cure” for autism, but significant gains can be made through intervention and treatment.
Does Spark Learning provide in-home services?
We sure do, just ask.
Are services available for toddlers?
Absolutely. In fact, early intervention is strongly encouraged. We accept children of all ages.
Are services available in Round Rock, Cedar Park, and other surrounding areas?
Yes, center-based or in-home services can be arranged for children in the greater Austin area.
How many hours of therapy per week does my child need?
Your BCBA will recommend the appropriate amount of therapy for your child based on your concerns and your child’s needs. We do not require a minimum number of therapy hours per week.
Do I need to participate in my child’s therapy?
We highly encourage you to attend and participate in at least fifteen minutes of each therapy session.
Does my child need individual or social group therapy?
After your child’s initial evaluation, your BCBA will recommend a group-based or one-on-one setting for therapy. Sometimes children benefit from a combination of both.
When will I see progress?
You should expect change and progress—loads of progress—within a few weeks of starting therapy.