Applied Behavior Analysis is the science of changing socially significant behavior by identifying observable and measurable behaviors. Empirically-validated, research-based methods and interventions are selected. The ultimate goals for behavior analysts is to create meaningful and lasting changes for their clients.
You might have heard the terms ABA and ABA therapy used interchangeably. However, ABA is the science that ABA therapy is based on. ABA therapy is backed by decades of research and has become considered the gold standard therapy for children on the Autism Spectrum, although it is applicable for many behavioral needs as well as neurotypical applications. ABA Therapy uses several styles of treatments/teaching styles including, but not limited to, Verbal Behavior (VB), Discrete Trial Training (DTT), and Natural Environment Teaching (NET).
New Client paperwork can be found here. Please complete ALL forms and submit via email or fax.
We will also need the following documents in order to complete the intake process:
Doctors Referral or script dated within 1 year (No electronic signatures, must include client DOB, diagnosis, and the recommendation for behavior analysis services).
Comprehensive Diagnostic Report or Evaluation (also called a CDE). Must be completed by Doctoral Level Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Neurologist, or Developmental Pediatrician ONLY. For Medicaid clients, this report must be from within the last 2 years. IEPs are NOT Accepted
Copy of both sides of insurance card.
How long is your waitlist?
It depends. Determining waitlist times involves multiple factors: client availability for ongoing services, your location, our staff's availability (including time, location, and funding source). Be aware that most clients want after-school/afternoon services, so available staff are often limited during these times. Clients with more daytime availability may be easier to find an available treatment team.
We will not staff cases unless we have both available analysts (BCBA) and technicians (RBTs & BAs) to provide the recommended services at the start of assessment.
If your child is on our waitlist, we will do our best to notify you as soon as we have an available team.
Can my child receive services from BCS at their school?
Possibly. This will depend on the both the policies of the school as well as your insurance. Some schools have policies that require us to pull your child out of class. If this is not in line with your child's treatment plan, we will most likely advise against providing the services at that location.
If behaviors are of concern in the school setting and your child's school allows, we would be happy to collaborate within the school setting.