WHERE ARE SERVICES PROVIDED?
We provide services either in the client’s home and community settings (ie. school, recreational locations, stores, etc), at our clinic, or a combination of the two. This flexibility in treatment location lends itself well to providing services on a regular basis and tends to be more manageable for the family.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM ABA SERVICES?
You can expect a functional behavior assessment to be conducted that will outline hypothesized function(s) of problem behavior. With this information we will create a behavior plan that will include: treatment goals, implementation strategies, and recommended service hours.
Each client presents a unique situation and therefore service recommendations can vary from single consultation services to 40 hours per week of direct service.
A progress report will be completed every six months to evaluate the client’s response to treatment, update goals, and modify treatment recommendations as necessary.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN “DIRECT” AND “CONSULTATION” SERVICES?
Consultation services are indirect services focused primarily on caregiver training and support. We strive to provide the stakeholders with the skills necessary to implement the recommended strategies to modify the client’s behavior. This service includes an assessment and treatment plan, which is intended to be implemented directly by those closest to the client, rather than a behavior technician.
Direct services begin with an assessment of the individual’s problem behavior. We then develop a behavior plan to meet the family/stakeholder’s individual needs. From there we provide extensive training implementation and data collection as well as an ongoing analysis of behavior and parent training.
HOW LONG WILL YOU BE WORKING WITH MY CHILD?
This answer varies significantly depending on your particular situation (including the target behavior, the severity of the behavior, and the commitment of the caregivers). For some clients, behavior change can occur as quickly as six months. Other clients may require ongoing treatment to continually develop skills and reduce problem behaviors as new challenges present themselves in their ever-changing world.
WHAT TYPES OF BEHAVIORS DO YOU ADDRESS?
Some of the typical behaviors we address are: aggression, tantrums, non-compliance, off-task behaviors, academic engagement issues, disruptive behaviors, and repetitious behaviors/speech patterns, among others.
In addition to behavior reduction, we also work on skill acquisition (ie. communication/social/daily living skills, academic goals, and other adaptive behaviors).
WHAT INSURANCES DO YOU ACCEPT?
We currently accept Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tricare, Cigna, United Healthcare, and Medicaid.
If insurance does not cover ABA services for you, we are happy to discuss sliding scale options for private pay.