The Process and Our Services
Because we focus on individualized training, it’s hard for us to actually describe a typical session and the typical long-term path. However, we do believe that it would be useful to see how our full set of services (shown below) fits into your family’s journey.
Treatment Planning and Evaluation
Our Licensed Behavior Analysts (LBAs) perform an initial assessment to determine the skill level in the areas of language, basic learning skills, academic, self-help, and motor abilities. Assessment may also include a barrier assessment (an assessment of any barrier that may impede on treatment). Typically, an assessment is conducted over two or three sessions, each which run approximately two hours long. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to share information they have about the learner’s abilities. Additionally, it is also an opportunity for caregivers to share their concerns and to identify the priorities they wish for the intervention. Once the assessment is complete, the LBA will discuss the assessment with you and go over all the goals he or she intends to set for your loved one. Depending on your insurance provider, additional treatment planning hours may be requested by your LBA. These hours will be used throughout the treatment process by the LBA in order to monitor progress, make program changes, design instructional materials, and write any treatment or behavior plans.
Time involved: 2 to 4 hours every 6 months
A therapist will provide one-on-one services using ABA to help your loved one gain the skills relevant to the goals outlined in the treatment plan.
Time involved: ranges from 10 to 40 hours per week, but typically lands around 15 to 20 hours per week. As we mentioned, our services are individualized and so the amount of hours per week solely depends on the goals and needs of your loved one.