Frequently Asked Questions
My child was just diagnosed with autism - now what?
- Navigating a new diagnosis can be scary but we are here to help. Applied Behavioral Analysis is supported by a plethora of research as an effective form of treatment for an autism diagnosis. Schedule a consultation meeting with one of our clinical staff today to learn more about Applied Behavioral Analysis and the intake application.
What do I need to do to start therapy?
- To start, you will need an intake assessment completed to ensure that Applied Behavioral Analysis is recommended for your child. If services are recommended, we ask that there is a space available with limited distraction where a child size table and two chairs can fit. We provide much of the necessary supplies but may request additional toys/activities that your child enjoys. We also ask that you are willing to be an active participant in therapy and your child’s path to success.
How do I get started?
- Contact us at 651-900-2210 today and we will help walk you through the process. You can also complete our intake application available at the link below.
Is my child a good candidate for Applied Behavioral Analysis?
- Children with the primary diagnosis of Autism are appropriate for ABA therapy.
How long will my child need to receive Applied Behavioral Analysis?
- Each child’s treatment varies based upon their individual needs; however, most children receive services for 1 - 4 years.
Who will be working with my child and what are their credentials?
- Your child’s therapy team will consist of a Clinical Supervisor who is a Licensed Mental Health Professional and a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. You will also have a Program Manager that comes with previous experience in the field of ABA as well as supervising Senior Therapists. A Senior Therapist who has additional training and experience will help supervise your child's behavior therapy. You will have a team of Behavior Therapists who receive a minimum of two weeks training that consists of off-site and hands on training directly with clients. Additional continuing education is provided as needed for each Behavior Therapist. We meet or exceed all state requirements for training. We also ensure that each employee passes a background check before beginning their employment. Individual behavior therapy will be provided directly by the Behavior Therapist and Senior Therapist. Family skills training will be provided by the Senior Therapist.
Does someone need to be home while my child is receiving services?
- Yes, an adult (18 years or older) must always be present. If this adult is not a legal guardian, a legal guardian will need to sign a release of information.
- If clinically appropriate, services may occur in a daycare/childcare setting or during community events/activities.
How do I know if my child should get in-home or center-based services?
- In-home services can be part-time or full-time programs. All in home programs require and adult to be present for the duration of therapy session. Peer interactions for in-home services require parent involvement to set up peer play opportunities and possibly transport. In-home services give families an opportunity to witness therapy first hand thought the day.
- Clients receiving services in the center location participate in therapy from 8:30-4:30 Monday – Friday. The center is set up for a variety of natural and contrived social interactions when appropriate for the child. Family skills training sessions may occur in the center or in the child’s home environment.