If you want the best possible therapy for your child, turn to the right professional. Not just one who has the specialized education, training, and certification, but one who will take the time to truly understand your child and help your child receive therapy that will have the greatest impact on their learning and behavior.
ABA is based on the science of learning and behavior. ABA therapy and treatment programs focus on improving problem behavior and teach missing skills in areas of communication, self-regulation, and social skills. If needed, it also focuses on adaptive learning skills, such as hygiene, grooming, dressing, and other functional life skills.
Applied Behavior Analysis therapy is the only therapy scientifically proven to help those on the Autism spectrum to learn the skills they need. ABA is an evidence-based “best” practice treatment recognized by the U.S. Surgeon General and the American Psychological Association.
Requesting ABA Therapy Services with Elevation Behavioral
Elevation Behavioral currently provides services in home, school, and community settings for children from 18 months to 18 years who are in need of ABA therapy in Salt Lake and Utah counties. (With plans for a clinic to open soon.)
We offer services for both those with insurance and private pay. If you are using insurance, your child will need an autism diagnosis. If you have Medicaid, you will also need a prescription from your doctor for ABA therapy for your child. If you are looking to do private pay, these things are not necessary. An estimate for ABA services is always available upon request.
Please fill out the online form attached to this link: ABA Services Interest Form. This will allow us to know you are interested in receiving services. We will review the form and then get back to you quickly to talk about what your child needs.
Starting ABA Therapy
Intake Process, Treatment Plan, and Start of Services
As part of the intake process, our Autism expert (Your ABA Supervisor) will take time to interview you to get as much information as possible to understand your child, do an observation of your child, review any previous records, testing, and/or services you have received, and do an assessment of current skills as part of our process of understanding "the whole child".
Once we have a well rounded understanding of your child and their needs, we will write a treatment plan working on the skills most needed first.
If you accessing insurance, we will submit the treatment plan to your insurance company for approval. Once the plan has been approved by the insurance company, your ABA supervisor will introduce you to one of our amazing Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) who will then spend time getting to know you and your child.
Those with private pay will met with the Supervisor to discuss their child's plan during their first parent training. Your ABA supervisor will introduce you to one of our amazing Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) who will then spend time getting to know you and your child.
For both, the RBT will then begin regular visits and work hard so that your child will be happy to work with the RBT on the their goals. We make sure to spend time building a positive relationship ensuring that therapy is continually a happy experience!
Ongoing ABA Therapy
Assessments, Child Specific Goals, and Progress Through Data Monitoring
As the RBT works with your child, they will take data during each session. Your child's ABA Supervisor will coordinate with the RBT on the progress being made weekly, modifying and adding goals as needed for optimal learning.
As 6 months of progress approaches, the ABA Supervisor will conduct further assessments to determine your child's improved strengths and the remaining skills they need to learn. From these assessments, additional goals will be made to help your child learn and acquire the additional skills they need.
Parents have frequent check-ins with the ABA Supervisor and parent training, so you can learn all the good things you need to continue to see the magic happen. Strengthening families is a big part of successful therapy.
A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.
- B.F. Skinner