Upon being diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, your child's physician should have prescribed Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy for him/her. At that time, a referral for ABA was initialed with your insurance and thus qualifies your child for ABA.
After initial contact with The Behavior Place, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCABA), or Program Manager will reach out to schedule an intake an assessment. During these 1-4 appointments we will complete required paperwork, parent questionnaires, and will complete a comprehensive interview regarding your goals for your child. After the assessment appointments have been completed, the supervisor assigned to the case will compose a treatment plan that will contain a written plan for therapy. This plan will be submitted to your insurance for insurance approval. This process can sometimes take up to 3-4 weeks.
The formal assessments we offer are:
Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales III
Social Responsiveness Scale, Second Edition (SRS™-2)
PDD Behavior Inventory (PDDBI)
The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills - Revised (The ABLLS-R®)
The Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS)
Once insurance approval has been received, your family will have a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) assigned to work with your family. The RBT will meet with your child, in most cases, daily, to work with them on his/her goals. The BCBA will meet with the RBT and your family to oversee your child's progress a minimum of 5% of service delivery time monthly. The BCBA will also meet with the family during or outside of session time to work with parents on parent goals. Parent goals consist of learning ABA methods, and how to apply them in your home to best support your child's progress.Your child's progress will be formally evaluated with a new treatment plan every 6 months and submitted to your insurance for ongoing services approval.
When your child has met all of their identified goals, The Behavior Place will move to discharge your child from services. You will be provided with a discharge treatment plan summarizing the progress that was achieved during your child's services.