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Autism Therapy Services For Your Child
Unlocking the Potential of Children with Autism: The Power of In Home ABA Therapy
Positive Behavior ABA Therapy
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ABA Therapy Eligibility: Our Process
How does our ABA Therapy Approval Process work? – What you need to know
We’re excited to help you out with the ABA approval process! Our team will be there every step of the way to guide you and answer any questions you may have. So, let’s get started! Follow these next steps to begin the ABA approval process:
Download the requirements depending on your location, gather the necessary documents, and send them to the email address provided in the file.
We will determine coverage and submit documents to the insurance company for approval. Approval may take up to 72 hours depending on the insurance
Once your authorization is approved, we will send you intake formats to fill out and send back.
A behavior analyst will reach out within 48 hours to schedule an assessment. Once completed, you receive it for review and signature.
The approved assessment is submitted to the insurance and once approved, the therapist can commence services. Approval can take up to 7 days.
We accept most insurances.
We understand that ABA therapy can be a new and unfamiliar topic for many families, and we’re here to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your child’s therapy. In this section, we’ve compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions about ABA therapy in home or at school, along with detailed answers to help you better understand the therapeutic approach, its benefits, and how it works.
If you can’t find the answer to your question here, please feel free to contact us, and our team of experienced therapists will be more than happy to assist you.
ABA, or Applied Behavior Analysis, is the design, implementation, and evaluation of environmental modifications to produce socially significant improvement in human behavior. ABA Therapy helps people learn new skills which in turn, improves behavior. It’s often used to help children as part of the treatment of autism spectrum disorder who may also have other developmental disorders.
In ABA Therapy, a therapist will work one-on-one with the child to teach them new skills and reinforce positive behaviors. The goal is to help people improve their quality of life and achieve their fullest potential by producing practical and significant changes in the behavior of individuals from 18 months to 21 years old.
Applied Behavior Analysis is used to treat a wide range of developmental and behavioral disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), intellectual disability, global developmental delay and other learning and behavioral disorders. ABA principles can be used to increase or decrease behavior. As a discipline, ABA therapy is charged with improving a wide range of skills that are socially significant. These may include communication, social, and adaptive living skills such as toileting, dressing, eating, personal self-care, domestic, and work skills.
ABA therapy is used to treat a wide range of developmental and behavioral disorders, such as part of autism spectrum disorder treatment, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), intellectual disability, and other learning and behavioral disorders. ABA principles exist that can be used to either increase appropriate behavior or decrease challenging behaviors.
Requirements vary from state to state and by insurance provider. However, the most requested forms include:
- A referral from a Primary Care Physician indicates the child’s diagnosis code, name of the child, date of birth, and rationale for ABA Therapy.
- A Diagnostic Report.
- An evaluation from a Neurologist or Psychologist which utilizes an acceptable testing battery to confirm the child’s diagnosis. Get detailed information.
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According to research, children should receive between 10-40 hours a week of ABA therapy for optimal results. Hours are determined on an individual basis based on the child’s needs.
We provide autism services within the natural environment including homes, schools or daycares. In Florida, we cover Miami Dade, Broward County, Lee County, Collier County and Palm Beach County. In Georgia, we currently cover Gwinnett County, Carrolton County and Haralson County.
No, we only provide In-Home and/or community based services.
Yes, it is. We can provide autism services in your child’s school. You will be responsible for managing the necessary permissions at the school so that the therapist can work there if there is a medical necessity and no overlapping services.
Services are typically approved for 3 to 6 months at a time, depending on the insurance provider.
Yes and No. If you plan to utilize insurance to cover the cost of ABA therapy, then YES, you will need a formal diagnosis first. One of the requirements to receive ABA therapy is to have a a diagnosis, however it is not required if the family self-pays for services.
It depends on the insurance you have and your location. ABA Therapy in Florida is mostly covered under the following diagnosis:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD);
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); and
- Global Developmental Delay.
While in Georgia, some insurances only cover ABA Therapy under the Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis.
We work with major insurances such as Florida Medicaid, Care Source, Magellan Health, Peach State Health Plan, Tricare, Sunshine Health, Anthem, Aetna, Amerigroup Real Solution, and Blue Cross Blue Shield to provide autism therapy services.
ABA therapy is a specialized approach that helps individuals, particularly those with autism, develop and improve socially significant behaviors by breaking down complex skills, using positive reinforcement, and working directly with a therapist.
During an initial Behavioral Assessment, a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will assess the patient and conduct observations in the natural environment where the problem behaviors are taking place. The BCBA will identify what the functions of the behaviors are and provide a treatment plan addressing them and recommending interventions and/or replacement skills.
On the other hand, a licensed psychologist conducts a psychological evaluation to assess a child’s cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning, providing a comprehensive understanding of their strengths and challenges.
A certified, licensed psychologist can diagnose and confirm a diagnosis of ASD, ADHD, Global Developmental Delay, or/any other mental health-related diagnosis and, after that, provide recommendations for ABA therapy services.
ABA therapy focuses on behavior change and skill development, while a psychologist evaluation aims to assess overall functioning and provide recommendations for interventions and support.