ABA Therapy in Florida
ABA is highly effective in enhancing autism communication skills, facilitating skill acquisition, and implementing behavior reduction strategies. Our dedicated Florida ABA therapy team is committed to fostering the development of essential social and daily life skills, empowering individuals to thrive in their everyday interactions. Through our Florida school consultations and at-home services, we aim to create inclusive learning environments that cater to the unique needs of every child. Additionally, we offer invaluable autism help for parents, guiding them on this journey and providing useful resources with the help of our Family Resource Navigator. Together, we can create positive and lasting changes through ABA Therapy in Florida, unlocking the full potential of individuals with autism.
ABA Therapy in Florida: 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 approval process for ABA therapy in Florida :
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
Not sure where to start with ABA therapy in Florida? Need to talk to someone about your child? Schedule a FREE consultation and get custom autism help for parents.
Contact our Family Resource Navigator, a FREE service that provides additional support and guidance to families.
Comprehensive Approach to Support and Development of Individuals with Autism
Problem Behavior Reduction
Our goal is to provide in-home care for Florida children with autism that is effective, approachable, and friendly. If you have any questions about our problem behavior reduction strategies or want to learn more about how we can help your child, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to support you every step of the way.
We’ve seen firsthand how developing new skills can open up new opportunities and experiences, enhancing the overall quality of life as a consequence of therapy for autism. If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help your child with autism develop new skills and achieve greater success, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Developing Social Skills
Through our person-centered ABA programs and ABA therapy assessment, we can help individuals learn essential skills like turn-taking, cooperation, sharing, and rule-following, which are all vital for positive social interactions. Our Florida ABA therapy team will assess your child’s expressive and receptive language abilities at the outset of services and develop a comprehensive individualized plan targeting specific language deficits.
Developing Daily Living Skills
What are daily living skills? These are also known as adaptive skills and are a range of self-care, social, and communication skills necessary for independent living and functioning in daily life. We believe that every accomplishment, no matter how small, is worth celebrating, and we’re here to support individuals and their families every step of the way.
School Consultation Services
At Positive Behavior Services, we’re excited to work with private and public schools providing ABA Therapy in Florida. Our team is dedicated to providing friendly, approachable, and effective in-home ABA services to help students succeed in school and beyond. We believe that every student deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential, and we’re here to support them with their journey.
We know how overwhelming it can be for families to receive an autism diagnosis. You can count on Positive Behavior Services for monthly parent training via Zoom for families interested in learning practical strategies for managing problem behaviors. Our team of qualified therapists works with children in the comfort of their own homes, in Florida schools, and daycare centers.
Are You Eligible?
Our team specializes in ABA Therapy in Florida, and will guide you and accompany you through the entire process, ensuring all your concerns and questions are answered.
Ready to begin the ABA Approval Process?
We understand that ABA therapy can be a new and unfamiliar topic for many families in Florida, 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 at home or at school, along with detailed answers to help you better understand the therapeutic approach, its benefits, and how it works.
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 that utilizes an acceptable testing battery to confirm the child’s diagnosis. Get detailed information.
CLICK ON YOUR STATE BELOW TO DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE REQUIREMENTS
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, we provide ABA therapy in Florida and Georgia schools. 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 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.