Frequently Asked Questions
Here you can find answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding ABA therapy and what to expect when starting this journey.
Do you accept insurance?
Yes,We take Full Florida Medicaid, Cigna/EverNorth and Friday Health Plans. We are currently working to expand our in-network benefits.
What are the requirements to obtain insurance approval?
The two most important requirements are a recent referral for ABA services from a Neurologist and a Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation (CDE) from a Licensed Clinical or Educational Psychologist.
How many hours of treatment will my child receive per week?
The treatment hourly recommendations per week will be presented as a result of the Initial Assessment. We provide individualized services and your child may required more or less hours than another child with the same condition due to the different characteristics, challenging behaviors and skill level as well as his or her functional communication status.
If insurance approval takes too long and
I want to do it private what is the cost?
Our recommendation is to only go out of pocket if the service can be maintained for the totality of the treatment. We will be happy to provide you with our out-of-pocket cost of services. If you are interested in receiving a copy you can email us at email@example.com and we can send it to you at no cost.
I have a referral from my pediatrician,
does that work?
No, the insurance requires the referral to come from a specialist such as a Neurologist or Developmental Pediatrician. Only with some exceptions the primary doctor diagnosis is accepted.
The referring doctor must have an MD or DO credential in good standing, and be affiliated with Medicaid if that is the insurance you are going to use.
Do you do feed or sleep therapy?
We will assess feeding and sleeping patterns during the evaluation period. It is recommended to consult your pediatrician to rule out any medical conditions before starting a behavioral intervention.
Does this treatment work?
There is a body of research that support the efficacy of
Applied Behavior Analysis and its long lasting results. Our clients have shown improvement in the areas of behavior, functional communication, social interaction and independent functioning.
How long does my child have to be in the program to see results?
Each individual responds to treatment differently, but we have seen clients make significant changes in as soon as two weeks after starting our program. Again, this is not a guarantee since each individual has different needs and characteristics.
What does ABA therapy consist of?
Our ABA therapy approach can be presented in a two or a three-tier approach, depending on the case. In general, you can expect to receive weekly 1:1sessions with a Registered Behavior Technician, weekly supervision sessions with BCBA or BCABA, and weekly parent training sessions. Parent training sessions are mandatory. The number of direct hours will depend on analyst's recommendation for treatment.
How do I know if my child is making progress?
Our team uses a software integrated system to daily collect, graph and monitor all target behaviors and acquisition skills
described in the program. This data is available to you during your weekly sessions of parent training so you can observe your child progress in real time.
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