Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy
Behavior analysis services begin with a behavioral assessment to identify which challenging behaviors to target for reduction and to help us learn why the challenging behaviors are occurring. After the assessment is complete, an individualized behavior intervention plan (BIP) will be designed by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) specifically for the client, to address the challenging behaviors using strategies and procedures based on the principles of behavior. Replacement behaviors are identified so clients can learn how to effectively navigate their natural environment and achieve their wants and needs in an appropriate manner.
ABA therapy is an intense therapy in terms of hours per week, which are typically between 15-40 hours per week. Therapy is done in blocks of 3-5 hours per day by a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), who is supervised regularly by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) to ensure quality services are being delivered. The high volume of hours is recommended and supported by research as ABA is the most effective treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
By law, most private insurances are required to pay for ABA services when a child is diagnosed with autism or a related disorder. We accept Medicaid, CMS, Tricare and many other private insurances. Please call (954) 302-8758 and we will be glad to verify your insurance coverage within 24-48 hours of your request. Private pay is also welcomed.
This varies by insurance company and is based on assessments results. Once therapy for your child has been approved you will receive a written notification from your insurance. We will also contact you as soon as we are informed.
Once we receive the script/prescription from your child’s physician we will immediately request authorization from the child’s insurance to conduct an initial behavioral assessment. After the assessment and behavior intervention plan are submitted and reviewed by an insurance representative,we will obtain approval to initiate behavior therapy. This process can take 1-4 weeks on average.