Frequently Asked Questions- The Autism Therapy Group
Being a parent of a child with autism can be very stressful, especially when you’re just starting out and don’t know what to expect. At The Autism Therapy Group, we want to make your experience as stress-free as possible and want to answer any questions you might have about our services. Here we try and address some of the most frequently asked questions about what ABA therapy is, where to find ABA therapy near you, how to get started with ABA therapy and much more!
What is ABA therapy?
Applied Behavioral Analysis or ABA therapy is type of treatment for an autism diagnosis. It helps work to improve social, communication and behavioral skills. It can be in home or in clinic and uses positive reinforcement to increase desired behaviors and reduce undesired behaviors. Each child in ABA is given a Board Certified Behavior Analyst to create a specific plan based on the child’s unique needs. Progress is tracked frequently and go ensure the best outcome.
Where can I find ABA therapy near me?
There are many places where ABA therapy is offered, such as in home, school and clinic settings. The Autism Therapy Group provides ABA therapy services either in home or at our clinic in Lombard, IL. We work with your family to provide ABA therapy at the location that’s most comfortable and convenient for you and your child. If you’re not sure about some of these options, don’t hesitate to ask us any questions on how ABA could fit into your child’s treatment plan.
How do I get started with ABA therapy?
The Autism Therapy Group can walk you through the process of beginning ABA therapy. From your first call to the start of treatment, we’ll work with you every step! Here is a quick summary of our process for starting at The Autism Therapy Group:
Initial Consultation – We’ll begin by chatting with you over the phone about your child’s background and needs, previous treatment, scheduling availability, and obtaining the necessary information for insurance verification.
Initial Assessment – After we’ve verified insurance and received permission for an evaluation, one of our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) will visit your child. This meeting will include comprehensive as well as casual observation techniques that will form the basis for a customized treatment plan.
Individualized Treatment Plan – After the evaluation, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst will create a treatment strategy that is suited to your child’s specific requirements.
Start of Services – We’ll let you know when your kid’s therapy plan has been approved and confirmed. We will then confirm the treatment schedule after we obtain confirmation from your insurance provider that your child’s treatment plan has been authorized. It is critical that a regular treatment regimen be established and maintained to ensure continuity and consistency in your child’s care.
Continuous Evaluation – The key to a successful ABA treatment is frequent evaluation of your youngster’s development. Your Board Certified Behavior Analyst will conduct regular evaluations on your kid at least every six months to ensure that adequate progress is being made and any new or developing skills are recognized.
Is ABA therapy covered by insurance companies?
Yes, ABA therapy is a covered service by most commercial insurance companies. The Autism Therapy Group has experience in working with many insurance providers to help ensure that the cost of ABA falls on their shoulders. We want you to be worry-free and focus on your child’s progress! Check out a list of our accepted insurances below!
- United Health Care
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- and more!
How much time should I give to treatment every day or week, and what should that entail for me to do with my child outside of ABA sessions?
It is important to give your child enough time for treatment each day or week. This will ensure that they are able to progress and learn new skills. What this entails may vary depending on your situation, but it is important to accommodate the clinically recommend number of therapy hours per week. Outside of ABA sessions, you can work on reinforcing the skills learned in therapy by using flashcards, games, and other activities. You can also continue working on socialization opportunities with other children. It is important to keep up these activities so that your child can maintain their progress outside of ABA sessions.
Get started at The Autism Therapy Group today!
Call us at (847) 465-9556 to get your free insurance verification and benefits reviewed or click here to learn more about getting started!