Applied Behavioral Consulting offers two main service models. Each model is set to provide the best possible service for each family and their child. We provide both a direct therapy model and a consultation model that are created based on the specific needs of your child.
In our direct therapy model, we provide one or more therapists to work directly 1:1 with your child on skill acquisition and behavior management goals. An assessment will be completed by one of our supervisors to access the specific needs of the child.
Each program is supervised by one of our Board Certified Behavior Analaysts (BCBA), Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA). Private pay families may choose to have a Senior Therapists (Masters-level therapist without certification) supervise their child’s program.
A parent training component will be provided to each case as this is a crucial part of an ABA program. Parents will gain the essential knowledge needed to help their child generalize acquired skills and behavioral goals.
Our consultation model is provided for parents in home or community setting, or for teachers/school aides in an in-school setting. Each consultation will provide education and the implementation of behavior management strategies based on the principles of ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis). We demonstrate how to deal with challenging behaviors most effectively in order to decrease the occurrence of these behaviors in the future. Challenging behaviors may include aggression, temper tantrums, self-injury, property destruction, or non-compliance. Based on antecedent and consequence strategies, we will teach you how to reduce your child’s motivation to engage in select problem behaviors and we will help you teach your child a more appropriate way to communicate his/her needs. Each set of interventions provided will be modified to each child’s and family’s needs.
The first session is spent observing existing contingencies (motivating factors and current consequences), which helps us to determine the function of the behavior. Based on this observation, we will provide you with recommendations and train you on how to implement them. The training consists of a teaching and modeling component. After that, our level of involvement depends on the needs of your family. We do not require a minimum number of sessions.
However, based on our experience, families whom we see on a regular basis (at least short-term) tend to make more progress. If desired, we are also available to accompany you on community outings, such as to stores, restaurants or anywhere else where you see the most problem behavior.
Consultations will be provided by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst or a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst. Private pay families may choose to receive consultations by a Senior Therapists (Masters-level therapist without certification).
We are currently in network with most major insurance companies (Aetna, Cigna, Humana, Tricare, Piedmont Wellstar, United Healthcare and BCBS). If your insurance company is not listed, we will attempt to enter into a single case agreement with the insurance company that allows us to provide services for your child. We also accept private pay contracts for families who may not be eligible for ABA benefits through their current insurance.