Services

Applied Behavior Analysis in a Center Based Program through Optum / United Behavioral Health (United Healthcare) and CareConnect Insurance Plans (Aetna pending)
Our office is eligible to receive Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) referrals for members whose benefit plans include coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The services we can provide are:
    - Assessment / Treatment Planning
    - Direct ABA Services
    - Social Skills Groups
The above services are provided at our office, as center-based services. In some cases we are listed as a Facility in network, and others as individual providers.

Please note that Optum includes members covered under other brands and members covered by other Payors and that prior authorization is required for all ABA services.

Optum:
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Specialists providing Applied Behavior Analysis Services for the treatment of Autism can be found under Facility Search by specialty and program for ABA Agencies. Please select Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for both specialty and program search parameters. Please make sure to verify benefits and eligibility and obtain appropriate authorization for these services before contacting the provider.

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School-Based Consultation
The school-based consultation services involve observing children in classrooms, supporting teachers by assisting with staff training, making recommendations to improve the quality of services provided to the students, assisting  school personnel with  Functional Behavioral Assessments, developing  Behavior Intervention Plans, and monitoring the effectiveness of interventions by reviewing objective data on directly observed behavior.

Home-Based Instruction
Trained instructors, who are supervised by a NYS Licensed Behavior Analyst, implement the programs that have been written for each child. The instructors are well-trained in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and are either certified as a Behavior Analyst or working towards their certification. Generalization of all targeted skills to a range of applicable environments is essential to each child’s success. The Instructors are responsible for implementation of all of the home-based programs, as well as data collection. Each child’s progress is monitored by reviewing objective data based on direct observation of the child’s performance.

Home-Based Supervision
Supervisors observe instructor-child interactions, conduct team meetings, write supervision notes, progress reports, and prepare  IEP objectives. They then conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments and/or Functional Analyses Based on the results of these assessments supervisors guide the development and implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans.

Home-Based Consultation
We provide home-based consultation services as needed. These services involve observing, writing recommendations, and attending  team meetings to discuss recommendations.  Consultation services are also utilized to assist in the completion of a Functional Behavioral Assessment or Functional Analysis and development of a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP).

Parent Training
To ensure that learned skills generalize across people, we teach family members effective ways of interacting with their child/sibling that are likely to produce more prosocial and less problematic behavior. The family can then aid in the generalization of learned skills and improvement of family-child interactions.

We place an emphasis on parental involvement in each child's intervention plan.  A parent's role in the team process, which involves collaboration between teachers, behavior consultants, and parents, is vital to the success of the child.  Behavior interventions are most effective when implemented consistently across settings, and part of our responsibility is to effectively collaborate with parents.  When treatments are developed that require specialized training, procedures such as modeling, instruction, rehearsal, and/or feedback will be used.  As with direct care services, parent training is individualized to every family's unique situation.

Social Skills
Looking for a way to strengthen your child’s social and communication skills?
Would you like to connect with other parents?
We regularly run social skills groups and parent workshops.
Give your child the chance to have fun and learn at the same time! We have extensive experience helping children & parents.
Parents can meet, share experiences, and problem solve with other parents of children on the spectrum, guided by a professional.
Assessments, skills tracking, feedback, and more

Staff Training
We have conducted Staff Development Workshops in school districts on topics such as: Prompting; FBA/Functional Analysis Methodology; Basics in ABA Methodology; Improving the Effectiveness of Inclusive Education; and Ethics.

Supervision for NYS Licensure in ABA
A number of our current staff members are Board Certified Behavior Analysts™. We provide quality supervision to BCBA® and BCABA® candidates. The supervision includes: individual on-site supervision, individual office supervision, and group supervision.