What behaviors can ABA therapy help with?

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Communication Skills

  • Language
  • Social Skills
  • Conversation
  • Reading and Writing
Daily Living Skills

  • Toileting (potty training)
  • Dressing
  • Eating
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Personal Self-care
  • Domestic Skills
Problem Behaviors

  • Self-Injury
  • Tantrums
  • Noncompliance
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Self-Stimulatory Behavior
  • Property Destruction

How much therapy will my child need?

Learning aids help to reach successDuring the assessment process, a trained clinician from FAC will determine a plan for how many hours of therapy they would recommend for your child to make progress. In 2001, the National Research Council Report recommended a minimum of 25 hours per week. In 2007, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended 20 hours or more of active engagement in evidence-based interventions. We offer very flexible scheduling and do our best to accommodate what works best for each family.

Is ABA covered by insurance?

Kids playing in the roomMany types of private health insurance are required to cover ABA services but it depends on what kind of insurance you have and what your plan specifics are. We have staff that specialize in verifying these benefits for all FAC parents, so fill out an enrollment form (link to it) and we can get started.
Please see our funding page (link to it) for more information about insurances we accept.

What does an ABA program entail?

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ABA therapy at FAC is completely individualized. There are no cookie cutter, one size fits all, plans because each program is written to meet the individual needs of each child. A BCBA will design and oversee the program that involves the child’s skills, needs, deficits, interests, as well as family preferences.

These are all used to determine treatment goals for the individual in different skill areas – everything from daily living skills to communication and language. Goals are adjusted as the child progresses and the BCBA will meet regularly with the family for parent training that will help them apply what is being done successfully in the center to the home environment.

We are all on this journey with your child together and we recognize the importance of working together to support one another!