Please review some frequently asked questions regarding current and pertinent information regarding ABA therapy and how it can help your child
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a type of therapy that is based on the principles of behavior and learning. ABA is a systematic approach that applies interventions to socially significant behaviors through identifying related environmental variables and implementing behavior change techniques based on those findings. ABA is a scientific and data driven approach to providing interventions that have been scientifically validated and applied to a wide variety of learning disabilities, developmental disabilities and behavioral disorders. Interventions focus on altering the environment, reducing behaviors of concern and increasing positive replacement behaviors.
Yes, Children under 3 may receive in-home services. Please contact us to set up a free consultation!
Yes, Children over 3 may receive in-home services. We provide support within the home, community and collaboration with schools.
Once you provide us with your contact information we will set up an initial phone interview. This will start the assessment process. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst who you speak with will determine a plan for the assessment phase and what assessment(s) should be completed. Following the interview an appointment will be scheduled to come out your home and complete these assessments with both you and your child present.
A board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will conduct a review of your childs records including any previous evaluations or assessments prior to completing the in-home assessment which will help in determining the best assessment to use. During the visit to the home the BCBA may use the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) (Sundberg, 2008) which assess behavioral milestones and communication. The BCBA may also conduct a Functional Behavior Assessment which hypothesizes the function of behaviors. This includes direct observations, ABC data collection and behavior rating scales. The BCBA may also use a social skills assessment such as Skillstreaming (McGinnis, 2012).
After the assessment phase is completed the BCBA will develop a Treatment Plan for your child. The treatment plan includes information that you provided during the intake, a summary of the information collected during the assessments as well as goals and objectives. The treatment plan outlines goals and objectives to begin the services. The treatment plan will be completed within 7-10 business days after completing the assessment.
After the treatment plan has been completed it will be submitted to your funding source for approval. This process may take up to 4-6 weeks depending on your insurance. Once approval has been obtained your team will be coordinated and will contact you to set up a schedule for services.