Because the early years of a child’s life are critical in brain development, it is vital for parents and providers to understand the available evidence based practices, such as Applied Behavior Analysis, and the appropriate service options and treatment settings available.
Benefits of Early Intervention
Beginning a Path of Progress
Research indicates that early, high intensity intervention, often 2-4 years old may have the best outcomes for improving your child's development. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the only therapy approved by the U.S. Surgeon General in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Areas of Development
Areas of development affected can include social skills, communication skills, and daily living skills. Services provided to individuals with autism includes focused 1:1 therapy programs and comprehensive programs that work across multiple developmental areas such as communication, socials skills, managing problem behavior, and daily living skills.
When a child receives early intervention services, they have regular and consistent access to a behavioral team who look for specific milestones and track the progress of learning new skills. When a deficiency is detected early by a behavior professional, there is an improved likelihood of reducing this deficiency with dedicated support.
Frequently Asked Questions
Currently, we offer on-site diagnostic services in several of our regions. Please contact our Intake department to confirm if your region offers on-site diagnostic services or to request a list of diagnostic community partners in your area at (855) 295-3276 ext. 276.
Yes! Each ALP region employs BCBAs (Board Certified Behavior Analysts) and Masters level Supervisors who oversee all Clinical operations. Additionally, our Behavior Technicians who carry out the daily treatment programs all receive a comprehensive training program along with regular supervision, support and ongoing training by our senior Clinical staff.
Yes. Your designated Clinical supervisor will review our Client Partnership Agreement with you and help you get oriented to our treatment approach. You will have opportunity to meet the rest of your team as they work with you to become familiar with your child.
Yes. We require parents to commit to what is medically necessary for their child to make progress. Your BCBA will prescribe a level of service (number of weekly hours) based on your child’s individual needs that will most likely lead to the best opportunity for behavioral improvements.
Yes, we can, if it is considered medically necessary and a recommended service by your ALP Clinical staff. Additionally, your insurance company must approve it, and your school must approve ALP staff to be on premise with your child.
Yes. We regularly provide sessions on weekends. ABA is a daily treatment program and we do offer some of those hours on weekends. Before treatment begins, our Client Services team will inform you of what options are available and finalize your schedule with you.
At many locations, we offer clinic and home-based services, however, not all locations have a clinic at this time. Feel free to reach out to your Intake Coordinator for more information about what is available in your area.
I already have an ABA provider. Can I only enroll in Social Skills Groups with Autism Learning Partners?
It is possible, but you will need to contact your insurance plan. Many funding sources/insurance providers do not approve more than one authorization for treatment in this area. Please check with your specific provider for their rules and guidelines.
In order for a child to make progress, family participation is a vital component. Your Clinical team will recommend a level of participation they determine is necessary. We encourage parents to sit in on sessions as often as they can. You are not required to participate in all ABA sessions, however, a caregiver over the age of 18 must be onsite at the home at all times. For clinic-based appointments, the child may be dropped off.
No. Your Behavior Technician can accompany your family for a clinically recommended trip. BTs are prohibited from driving the child, however, even if a parent or guardian is present in the car.
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