Most frequent questions and answers
ABA therapy or applied behavior analysis is the process of applying the principles of and understanding of behavior change (behavior analysis) to behaviors that are important to that individual, their family, and the community. While applied behavior analysis has been used for decades to help individuals with developmental disabilities and in particular autism, the use of the principles of ABA can be applied to any individual that engages in some form of behavior.
Our approach to therapy is not to teach a child everything they should know but rather to teach them how to learn. In every case, we can show documented improvement in learning across every client. If a client seeks our intensive intervention services to address skill deficits, we see skills enhanced. If a client seeks our services to address behavioral challenges, we see those challenges dissipate and the situation improved.
The best course of action for any parent is to be systematic and pragmatic when evaluating treatment options. Parents are confronted by many treatment options, some will work effectively and some will not. The only way to truly evaluate what is effective is to introduce a method and evaluate the outcome. If more than one method is introduced simultaneously, it becomes more difficult to evaluate the efficacy of each method or treatment. Applied Behavior Analysis is one of the most evidence based practices available and it’s effectiveness at impacting the lives of those with Autism is unparalleled.
While it’s certainly possible that over time your child might continue to improve in their skills, we believe that a “wait and see” approach has little research based validity and therefore would suggest that obtaining an assessment and considering treatment services, if recommended, is always the best course of action.
We view these providers as valuable resources, but not ones that necessarily provide the level of intensity necessary to impact a person diagnosed with Autism or another diagnoses on the Autism Spectrum. It is important that the determination of what amount or type of therapy is most effective for any client is individually determined.
If your child is receiving services from another provider, we would like to partner with them in order to provide a comprehensive treatment plan.
Each insurance plan is different, and must be thoroughly evaluated to determine whether or not coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis is covered. Approximately 95% of our clients do access their insurance benefits at some level.
You do not have to wait until we are in-network to begin services if you are willing to pay for services out of pocket and seek reimbursement from your insurance carrier independently.