ABA Therapy Services in Bergen County
Our New Jersey licensed applied behavior analysts, each with at least 10 or 12 years of experience, are dedicated to helping children on the autism spectrum and their families. All of our behavior analysts are certified above the master’s degree level and specialize in neurological and mental health disorders, social work in home settings, residential and inpatient rehabilitation, education and training, special education, developmental disablities, functional living skills, and criminal justice. When Governor Phil Murphy signed the Applied Behavior Analyst Licensing Act on January 13, 2020, our therapists were already national board-certified.
Your Insurance Company
Our services begin with an assessment, a meeting with your entire family, and a phone call to your insurance company. The state of New Jersey requires your insurance company to pay for treatment of your child’s autism spectrum disorder. All insurance plans pay for the diagnosis and treatment of ASD to a specified annual limit. Your coverage limit may vary by age. Our office manager has 15 years of experience dealing with insurance companies and is dedicated to helping patients with autism spectrum disorders.
Our Initial Assessment
Your child’s initial assessment, usually done in your home, is based on numerous psychological surveys and diagnostic tests. Your child’s scores on his initial assessments are measures of his or her baseline behavioral, intellectual, and social performance. Our therapist can tell you how your child’s scores compare to the scores of his peers, other children on the autism spectrum, and to other children his or her age. Our licensed achievement behavior therapist develops your child’s learning plan based on his or her assessed ability to learn and your child’s initial environmental, intellectual, emotional, social, and motor skills scores.
Your Diagnostic Code
Your child’s diagnosis determines what occupational, physical, and speech therapy is medically necessary, and our therapist prescribes a treatment plan to precisely develop your autistic child’s academic, behavioral, enviromental, and social skills. Your insurance policy may specifically state that when the primary diagnosis is autism, behavioral intervention based on applied behavioral analysis is medically necessary. Your comprehensive disablility policy may help pay expenses for treatment of childhood autism. Medicaid may help. Your child may be eligible for social security disability.
Your child with a diagnosis of childhood autism may need medication, physical therapy, exercise, speech therapy, and behavior therapy. Our applied behavior therapist can work with your child one on one to help your child take care of himself and succeed at home and in the public school. Our behavior therapist can teach your child how to get up, get dressed, and get ready for school or how to get ready for bed, lay clothes for the next day, and turn on his or her alarm clock. Our board certified behavior analyst who cares about your child during his day at school can help your child learn and socialize with others in the classroom with goals to become independent.
Behavior Intervention Plans
Our applied behavior analysts share the mission of the Bergen County public school system to orient your child to learn, contribute positively to his or her community, and become self-sufficient in the 21st century global economy. Unlike the public school, our therapists are on call and available 24 hours every day to help you and your child with challenges and destructive behavior. Our behavior intervention plans (BIP) are steps your child’s teachers can follow to stop your child’s disruptive, asocial, or aggressive behavior and keep him or her in the classroom learning contructively. BIPs, like individual learning programs (IEPs), are revised at least twice each year.
Responsibility and Self-Sufficiency
Our behavior intervention plans reward successful and discourage negative or ineffective behavior. Both teachers and parents work together on identifying behavior to change. Your child’s BIP explains his or her behavior and responses to it with strategies for improvement. Parents are notified if the strategy fails. Feedback from teachers helps our applied behavior therapist and your child solve problems, cope, and practice better social skills. Our BIPs hold your child responsible for asking for breaks, help, or information.
Achievement Behavior Services
Call our Bergen County Applied Behavior Analysts at 973-435-9457 to schedule a telephone interview from our conveniently located Passaic, New Jersey office, or skip to our online intake form to complete your application for our achievement behavior services online. Our behavior analysts only use methods proven effective in more than 40 years of scientific research in autism spectrum disorders and applied behavior therapy.
ABA Therapy for Parents
Achievement behavior therapy for parents begins with an understanding of early childhood autism. Children with ASD disorders vary across the entire spectrun from intellectually gifted with above average problem-solving skills to the lowest level mentally retarded severely learning disabled. You, parents, can learn to respond consistently to your autistic child’s repetitive idiosyncratic behavior. You can reinforce constructive behavior and target problem or destructive behavior for change. Parents and siblings are critical in the autistic child’s success.
Support Groups for Parents
Achievement behavior therapy support groups for parents of autistic youth help parents socialize with adults without giving up their family time. You can relate to parents who know what you’re going through and confidently manage your child’s autism usually. Your child’s needs and behavior will constantly change, and there will be times when you’ll need professional help with your autistic child.
Your entire family is impacted by your autistic family member, and our therapists support all family members. Siblings also need to learn about autism spectrum disorders. The goal is to improve innerfamily relationships, and our aba therapy helps all your children succeed. You may have to advocate for your children and know what to do when one of them does something wrong. Your children need to know their rights.
How It Works?Research over the last 40+ years has shown the efficacy of ABA Therapy for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The intake consists of the BCBA observing your child and determining their severity on the spectrum, as well as discussing concerns with your family.
To determine your eligibility for our services, you'll need to fill out our application, provide us with your child's official diagnosis and provide us with your health insurance information, including a prescription for ABA therapy.
After discussing your child's needs with you and filling out the eligibility forms, the BCBA will thoroughly assess your child to further determine what their needs are.
If you're eligible for our services and we determine that we can help your child, we'll begin therapy. In Bergen County, we offer direct, in-home care, as well as therapies at certain local schools and in social group settings.
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A huge thank you for finding me the BEST two ABA therapist. Sophia and Grace are true rock stars and walking angels. Their skills combined with kindness and patience of a saint have truly helped Sophie progress. Sophie, me and her dad, are truly grateful for all of you!
A big thank you to Esti Perl, Intake coordinator, for helping us navigate the insurance information. We were never provided by other agencies all our options. We were struggling to find Full-Time employment and pay for ABA therapy caused us tremendous stress. Esti has helped us save so much money, and we received the very best ABA therapist.
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