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ABA THERAPY

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Goal:  our mission is to teach individual in our services to achieve their personal goals and objectives.  We believe it is important for every individual to be successful in every social and economic environment.  Our focus is to improve adaptive, communication, and social skills of each individual we serve through our program.

Who do we serve?
We serve children and adults who have a special needs, behavior issues, and persons with diagnosis such as traumatic brain injury, ADHD, Autism, and related disorders.

How much does it cost?
In many cases there is no cost to the individual due to insurance.  Current Health Insurance we take:

  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid waiver
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • United Behavior Health
  • CMS
  • Tricare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (out of network agreement only)

When an individual is not eligible for any of the qualified insurance companies, we do accept private pay.  Please contact us to see if your private insurance coverage is accepted.

Where are services provided?
Behavior services are provided in a variety of settings such as the home, after school programs, community or in the work environment.

What are the requirements?
A qualifying diagnosis (if not currently available, individual can be assessed by a member of our care team)

  • Ages served, 2 years old –late adulthood
  • A desire to improve current circumstances and family involvement required

What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?
ABA is the application of the principles of learning theory to change behavior of social significance.

Behavior Analysis is the scientific study of principles of learning and behavior. Two primary areas of study include:

  • Experimental Analysis of Behavior:
    The basic science of the discipline and has, over many decades, accumulated a substantial and well-respected body of research literature on how behavior is learned and changes over time. The experimental analysis of behavior is the scientific foundation of Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA):
    A systematic approach for influencing socially important behavior through the identification of reliably related environmental variables and the production of behavior change techniques that make use of those findings. Practitioners of behavior analysis provide services consistent with the dimensions of ABA.

Common services may include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting behavioral assessments
  • Analyzing data
  • Writing and revising behavior-analytic treatment plans
  • Training others to implement components of treatment plans
  • Overseeing the implementation of treatment plans

Behavior analysts provide services to clients with a variety of needs including, but not limited to:

  • Organizational Functioning (e.g., staff performance, management and pay structure interventions)
  • Skill Deficits (e.g., communication, adaptive behavior)
  • Problem Behavior (e.g., aggression, self-injurious behavior)

(Description according to BACB website; www.bacb.com)

How Do I identify a qualified ABA Therapist?
All qualified therapists are Board Certified, regulated and monitored by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB).  Because of ABA becoming a popular form of therapy (due to its success), persons, not qualified and trained to implement ABA techniques, have been flooding the service field. ALWAYS CHECK to make sure your ABA professional (RBT, BCaBA, BCBA, or BCBA-D) is certified and in good standing with the BACB (www. Bacb.com “Verify a Certificant”)

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