The intake process involves a discussion about our policies and procedures and how our clinic operates along with gathering certain pieces of information including your child’s demographics, insurance information, physician referral and scripts for ABA services, and completing a brief over the phone questionnaire.
From there, you will receive a HIPAA secure email to log into your new client intake paperwork to complete before the start of your child’s evaluation.
Our Team will contact your insurance carrier to find out if you have coverage for ABA therapy services. If your insurance benefits include ABA therapy services, we will receive an authorization for your child’s assessment.
A skilled BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) will call you to schedule a day and time to begin the assessment process of your child’s current functioning level in the areas of communication, social skills, adaptive daily living, and behavior.
Once the assessment is completed, the BCBA will create an individualized treatment plan for your child. No two treatment plans are alike. We develop a customized treatment plan that helps your child meet his/her goals and maximize his/her full potential.
After the treatment plan is developed, your child will be assigned a trained ABA therapist which will work with your child on the goals prescribed in the treatment plan.
Your BCBA will meet with you weekly to discuss goals and progress for your child. You will be introduced to behavioral principles, present overall treatment goals and teach the concepts of functions of behavior.
Parents will learn different prevention strategies and will discuss antecedents to behavior problems and develop preventive strategies.
Parents will develop a daily schedule and identify points of intervention (including use of visual schedules) to decrease behavior problems.
Parents will be introduced to the concept of reinforcers to promote compliance, strengthen desired behaviors, and teach new behaviors and introduced to the idea of “catch your child being good.” They will learn play and social skills through child led play and the principle of planned ignoring. They will explore systematic use of extinction (via planned ignoring) to reduce problem behaviors.
Another concept taught in parent training is Compliance Training. Your BCBA will introduce effective parental requests and the use of guided compliance to enhance compliance and manage non-compliant behaviors.
Parents will learn functional communication training. Through systematic reinforcement, teach alternative communicative skills to replace problematic behaviors.
Teaching skills are also taught by using task analysis and chaining, providing tools to replace problem behaviors with appropriate behaviors and how to promote new adaptive, coping and leisure skills. These skills will be taught through various prompting procedures.
Generalization and maintenance strategies to consolidate positive behavior changes and generalize newly learned skills will also be explained at parent training.
We work with the following insurances:
Optum Behavioral Health:
Harvard Pilgrim Health