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. "Evidence-based" means that ABA has passed scientific tests of its usefulness, quality, and effectiveness.
ABA is based on the science of learning and behavior. ABA therapy and treatment programs focus on improving specific behaviors, such as social skills, communication, reading, and academics. It also focuses on adaptive learning skills, such as fine motor dexterity, hygiene, grooming, amongst other life skills a person will need to function in their living environment.
If you want the best possible ABA therapy for your child, turn to the right professional. Not just one who has the specialized education, training, and certification, but one who will truly understand your child and help your child receive therapy that will have the greatest impact on their learning and behavior.
Requesting ABA Therapy Services with Elevation Behavioral
Elevation Behavioral currently provides outpatient services to children under the age of 18 who need less than 20 hours a week of ABA therapy and services. We plan to open an inpatient clinic in the near future.
Before we can provide ABA Therapy, your child will need an autism diagnosis and your doctor will need to have prescribed or referred your child for ABA services. Both are required by health insurance companies before they will authorize or cover ABA therapy. If you are looking to do private pay, an autism diagnosis and prescription or referral may not be necessary. Prices for ABA services are available upon request.
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 regarding your child.
Once we are ready to bring your child on as a client, we will reach out to you and make the final arrangements.
Starting ABA Therapy
Intake Process, Treatment Plan, and Start of Services
As part of the intake process, we will take time to visit with you and your child, review any previous records, testing, and/or services you have received as part of our process of understanding "the whole child".
Once we have a full picture of your child and their needs, we will write a treatment plan, which includes the requirements and expectations of the program, and submit it to your insurance company for approval. If you are doing private pay, then we will discuss the plan directly with you.
Once the plan has been approved by the insurance company, we will sit down and review the treatment plan with you. We will also introduce one of our amazing Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) who will then spend time getting to know you and your child. The RBT will then begin regular visits and work hard so that your child will be happy to work with the RBT on the treatment plan.
Ongoing ABA Therapy
Assessments, Child Specific Goals, and Progress Through Data Monitoring
As the RBT works with your child, your child's BCBA will coordinate with the RBT on the progress being made, and they will conduct further assessments to better understand your child's strengths and weaknesses.
From these assessments, additional goals will be made to help your child learn and acquire the additional skills they need.
Progress of your child will be closely monitored through ongoing data collection during each therapy session. This data will be regularly reviewed and new goals created as previous goals are successfully achieved.
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