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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) / Behavioral Therapy – Center Based

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Center-Based Behavioral Health Treatment
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Our Center-Based Behavioral Health Treatment services are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA. ABA uses scientifically based techniques for understanding and changing behavior, and is the most widely accepted method to assess and intervene with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other developmental challenges or delays. Sessions are conducted one-on-one, are customized for each person, and are appropriate for individuals of all ages.

Our program is designed to increase functional language and communication, improve skills related to attention and focus, and decrease problem behaviors. We build on each person’s interests and strengths using structured and fluid opportunities to facilitate learning. During sessions, skills that are useful in everyday life are broken down into easy-to-learn steps, with positive reinforcement and a goal-focused approach that meets the unique needs of each individual. At its core, ABA-based Behavioral Health Treatment helps individuals function more effectively in their natural environments.

Throughout the process, progress is measured to ensure the teaching approach is working. These routine assessments guide adjustments or modifications to the personalized treatment plan that may be necessary or appropriate and ensure continual progress toward goals.

Why Choose Center-Based Services

  • Offers an environment where distractions can be minimized
  • Establishes a routine of going to a set location to learn
  • Increases opportunities for positive social engagement
  • Creates a perfect setting for generalization and using new skills in new ways
  • Morning or afternoon sessions provide scheduling flexibility
  • Drop off option offers a safe environment for your child while you run errands or conduct other personal business

Who Pays for Care
In California, healthcare insurance companies – and the health plans they offer – are regulated by the state and are required to provide coverage for behavioral health services for individuals 21 years of age or under, including coverage for treatment of conditions such as autism.

This means that if your child or other family member has healthcare insurance through a health plan in California, your insurance provider should help you cover the costs for appropriate and necessary treatment for autism and other similar conditions. That’s the good news. But benefits and coverage can vary, and even if your health plan covers treatment for autism, you still need to explore and understand the details of the specific coverage you have. If you have healthcare coverage through your employer, through Covered California or through some other arrangement, it’s important that you contact your insurance provider before beginning treatment to ensure you fully understand the specific coverage provided by your health plan.

Depending on your child’s age, diagnosis, geographical location or type of insurance coverage in place, care for your child may be available through your local regional center. Regional centers are affiliated with the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and in some cases can help coordinate access to state-funded behavioral therapy services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism and related conditions. To identify and contact your local Regional Center to determine if you qualify for state-funded services, visit https://www.dds.ca.gov/rc.

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