Q: What is Autism?
A: Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorders, are complex disorders characterized by deficits in social interactions and the presence of restrictive, repetitive patterns of behaviors.
Q: What is ABA?
A: ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. ABA is a science and focuses on making positive, socially significant behavior changes through the use of behavior analytic techniques. Common techniques include incidental teaching, natural environment teaching, discrete trial training, shaping, and positive and negative reinforcement. ABA techniques are used in everyday life and are not just a treatment for Autism.
Q: My child has challenging behaviors but doesn’t have Autism, is ABA for us?
A: ABA is for everyone! We use ABA techniques throughout our day to day lives. While it is used most popularly as a treatment for Autism, studies show it is an effective treatment for ADHD, ADD, TBI, and many other disorders, and is an effective treatment for behavior difficulties in both children and adults!
Q: What insurances do you work with?
A: We work with multiple insurance providers, and are currently in network with Anthem and Husky. We are actively working with multiple insurance providers, so check back often for updates! If you don’t see your provider listed, never hesitate to contact us, as there are many accommodations we make for families with varying insurances. See Our Full List
Q: What does my insurance cover?
A: This answer depends on your insurance provider. Most health insurance providers provide ABA coverage for children diagnosed with Autism. Contacting them to figure out the level of benefits included in your plan is a good first step, Bloom BCS can assist you with this.
Q: What if my insurance doesn’t cover ABA for my child’s diagnosis?
A: We would love to work with you and your child and accept private pay clients.
Q: Where does ABA therapy take place?
A: Services can occur in any setting! However, with most insurance companies, ABA services occur in the home and occasionally, in the community.
Q: Who oversees an ABA program?
A: A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) will oversee the programming, depending on the best fit for your family. Our team of BCBA’s and BCaBA’s have extensive knowledge and experience in working in diverse settings with diverse populations. Please check out http://www.bacb.com for our license and credentialing information.
Q: Who provides supervision for RBT / BCaBA / BCBA candidates?
A: A BCBA who has taken an 8-hour supervision course, has supervisory experience, and passed an online module will oversee BCaBA and BCBA candidates. We provide independent fieldwork supervision and ongoing supervision to BCaBA’s and RBTs. Either a BCaBA or BCBA who have completed an 8-hour supervision course, and passed an online module will conduct RBT training, assessments, and ongoing supervision. We strive to not only meet BACB criteria for supervision, but to give each supervisee an individualized, comprehensive experience!
Q: What is the best age to start ABA therapy?
A: The younger the better, as early intervention has been shown to be extremely effective! However, ABA is effectively being used with geriatrics! There is research on effective ABA therapy for all ages! It’s never too late to start.