FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS ABA?
Applied Behavior Analysis is the science of learning and behavior.
ABA Therapy applies this science to real life situations in order to create meaningful change in the lives of clients and their families.
ABA Therapy can address anything that is behavior- from decreasing the rate of tantrums to teaching language and social skills.
ABA Therapy applies Evidence Based Practices to create change in clients.
WHAT DOES ABA THERAPY LOOK LIKE?
ABA Therapy recommendations are tailored to each individual client. However, some general recommendations are:
-Between 5-40 hours of behavior therapy per week.
-Around 10%-20% of direct therapy provided by a Behavior Technician is supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
-Goals are created by the BCBA to address each unique individual to teach them the skills they need to become more independent.
WHO PROVIDES ABA THERAPY?
The BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) will conduct an initial evaluation that includes an interview with caregivers and observation of the client. This evaluation will include a recommendation for the number of weekly hours to be provided.
Behavior Technicians are the direct staff who will work one on one with your child to meet the goals created by the BCBA. The BCBA will continue to provide ongoing supervision of the behavior technician to ensure the goals are being met.
WHAT IS YOUR NEW CLIENT PROCEDURE?
The majority of our clients use their insurance to pay for services. Our procedure for insurance clients is:
- Once we are contacted by the family or case worker to communicate interest in services, we send out a packet to be filled out via mail or email.
- Once we receive this packet back, we contact the insurance provider and gather all the necessary paperwork to request an authorization for an initial evaluation.
- After we receive the initial authorization, we call to schedule a the evaluation with the family.
- An Evaluation Report is then sent to the insurance with the recommendation for ongoing services. In the meantime, the BCBA supervisor begins to look for staff to work on the case.
- Once an authorization is received for ongoing services, the family is called to set up a schedule for ongoing therapy.