Updated: Aug 20
Great News! We are now offering ABA Therapy services, as well as, an online gift shop to meet your families sensory wants and needs. Click here to learn more about how to receive ABA Therapy Services from Swarthy Lion Ltd. Co.!
Going forward, we would like to maintain a high quality standard of service along with best practices for maintaining a clean bill of health. After all, a healthy mind is a healthy body! According to the Georgia Department of Health, there have been an estimated 880,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state of Georgia to date. With a total of nearly 18,000 confirmed deaths. Click here to learn more about covid-19 in the State of Georgia.
Although the number of overall cases are reportedly declining, we would like to maintain best practices for disease prevention as outlined by the World Health Organzation and The Center for Disease Control.
This article is written to define covid-19 prevention practices as followed in the home and remote setting by owner and sole practitioner of Swarthy Lion Ltd. Co. We will also offer disease prevention techniques for keeping both your family and the ABA therapy support team healthy!
A task analysis is a detailed list of a how a task is complete. Behavior Analyst's use this individualized teaching strategy to breakdown skills into clearly defined steps and then deliver a reward following the successful completion of each step. Coupled with wise counsel from the CDC we enjoy washing our hands frequently throughout the day. Particularly before and after eating, but also following trips to the bathroom, transitions from outdoors, or after blowing your nose and coughing! According to the CDC, if soap and water are not readily available, you may use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. We encourage our clients and customers to maintain clean hands at all times in order to keep a healthy body and prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Tip: Offer your little learner's rewards for washing their hands throughout the day at home! (Download our FREE home rewards chart!)
As owner of Swarthy Lion I am aware of the negative impact of covid-19 across the world. Specifically, within my own family we have been impacted by the virus and for this reason I advise other families and friends to prevent the spread of the virus by remaining protected and vigilant. Remote therapy services maintaining social distance guidelines are also available for parent training and consultation, as well as, RBT supervision. In order to, prevent the potential spread of the virus I reserve the right to reschedule or terminate any therapy sessions in which myself or family members show signs of illness.
These symptoms include but are not limited to:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
I wear a protective face mask in the home and community based settings at all times except while eating or for short 5-10s durations to prevent difficulties with verbal prompting and breathing. If your learner is having difficulty tolerating a protective face mask on their face, we also have a mask tolerance building intervention that can help improve this behavior. All caregivers in the home are expected to wear a protective face mask while ABA Therapy staff is present. Please maintain a sanitary and consistent work space in order for therapy staff to feel comfortable providing direct support in your home. We love providing treatment in the learner's natural environment and follow ethical guidelines for environmental conditions that interfere with implementation. Social distancing guidelines can be maintained between caregivers and ABA therapists in the home and community settings by staying within 6 feet of each other except to make close contact with the learner for necessary support. We want you to #staysafe!
If you, your child, spouse or any other individual living in your home are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above or otherwise please contact: 470) 829-1333 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reschedule your session as soon as possible.
For more on our covid-19 policy please visit: www.swarthylion.com/covid19policy
Written By: Sindy Victor, MS, BCBA, LBA