A meet and greet between Caring Hearts, the potential patient and his/her parents or guardians to explain ABA therapy will be held prior to the delivery of services. During this time we answer any questions you may have about treatment plans and expectations.
Once we agree to work together we will begin the authorization process with Medicaid. When the authorization is completed we will complete the assessments to determine the needs of your child. A team of RBT/Behavior Assistants will be developed to provide direct services to your child in your home.
Each team is comprised of 1 to 4 therapists and a Lead Analyst who will oversee and observe each therapist working with your child. This dedicated team meets regularly to establish benchmarks, discuss treatments and progress, to ensure your child’s care is progressing as expected. Changes to the treatment plan are made on an as needed basis.
How long will the team meet with my child?
Your loved one will have one-on-one sessions with their RBT/Behavior Assistant lasting between 2-4 hours. Every child is unique, and the initial assessment will determine how many hours per week are necessary, which is usually between 15-30 hours of therapy each week.
What is ABA?
ABA Applied Behavioral Analysis, is the application of behavioral principles, to everyday situations, that will, over time, increase or decrease a targeted behavior. ABA has been used to help individuals acquire many different skills, such as self-help, play, social and language skills. These principles can help to decrease maladaptive behaviors such as aggression, self-stimulatory behaviors, and self-injury.