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

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Center-Based Behavioral Health Treatment
Offered in Select Locations

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1:1 Behavioral Health Treatment
Social Skills Groups
Parent Training
Clinic Tour
Who Pays for Care

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1:1 Behavioral Health Treatment
Our Center-Based 1:1 Behavioral Health Treatment (BHT) 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 for Your Child’s 1:1 BHT 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

Social Skills Groups
Social skills training can be an important component of your child’s program. These groups help individuals function more effectively in social situations and cultivate skills needed to create positive interactions with others.

Our Center-Based Social Skills services are conducted onsite in our clinic. We offer age-based groups for kids, preteens, teens, and young adults. Our drop off option is available and provides you with the opportunity to run errands or conduct other personal business while your child participates with other children who are part of their Social Skills group.

Social skills training focuses on:

  • School readiness
  • Socialization in natural play/natural interaction/collaborative environments
  • Following group instructions
  • Appropriate social behaviors in a community setting
  • Assertiveness/anti-bullying strategies

Parent Training
Parent training is focused on enhancing skills and techniques that can improve communication and cooperative behavior in individuals with autism and similar disorders. Our Center-Based Parent Training provides an opportunity for parents and caregivers to learn and practice effective methods that can reinforce desired behaviors at home.

Clinic Tour
To learn more about how our Clinics are typically set up and how our Center-Based Services are typically conducted, we invite you to view this sample Clinic Tour video as an example of how these services will work in your particular location. If you would like a tour of a specific center, please contact us at 833.227.3454 and we’ll be happy to arrange a personalized in-person or zoom based tour for you.

Who Pays for Care in California
In California, healthcare insurance companies – and the health plans they offer – are regulated by the state and are required to provide coverage for ABA-Based Behavioral Health Treatment 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.

Who Pays for Care in Other States
Coverage for ABA-Based Behavioral Health Treatment services is typically covered through insurance. Benefits and eligibility will vary depending on your state and your specific plan. You will need to contact your insurance company to explore and understand the details of the specific coverage you have.

In some cases, additional funding for services may be available through local or state resources.

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