Frequently Asked Questions
What areas do you work in?
We are constantly working to expand to areas of great need. Currently we operate in southern Miami-Dade county in areas of Homestead, Florida City, Cutler Bay, Kendall and the surrounding areas, as well as the Upper Keys.
Can my child get therapy at home or school?
Our therapy services are offered wherever best fits the needs of our clients. We can offer services at home, school, our office location, and the community, depending on what best fits your child's needs.
What is your new client procedure?
Step 1: Check for insurance eligibility, coverage, and benefits.
Step 2: Parents fill out intake forms and agree to our parent handbook. We schedule an assessment and bring required documentation
Step 3: Conduct a functional behavioral assessment with a Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Step 4: The analyst completes a individually tailored behavior plan, appropriate staffing is found
Step 5: Therapy begins
What documentation does my child need to begin services?
Each insurance requires different documentation however here are some of the common requirements across insurances:
1. A referral to "ABA Therapy" or "BA Services" made by a medical doctor
2. A diagnostic report made by a medical doctor or psychologist, or an individualized education plan (IEP).
3. A copy of your insurance card
Please note that for many insurances they limit coverage to specfic diagnosis codes such as Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Are you open on weekends?
Our office location is usually closed on weekends. However, many times clients are able to be seen on weekends in the home or community. Ask your behavior analyst if you are interested in this service.
Do you provide transportation?
We understand that getting your child to therapy can often be challenging. Thats why we are proud to be able to provide free transportation for families who need it. (This is subject to availability in your area).
How involved can parents be during sessions?
Short answer: Very! We encourage our parents to consult with their behavior analyst on how they can assist and be trained during sessions. Our BCBA's outline not just a plan for our clients, but also for parents and caregivers so that our training translates to you as well.
How long before my child sees progress?
We hear this question a lot. ABA therapy is a proven, data-driven science. However, the extent to which each child adapts is as unique as they are. Know that behaviors often get worse in the first few days and weeks as we begin intervention, often in outbursts we identify as "extinction bursts". Know however that together we are working as a team to assure the maximum progress and highest level of care and service for your child. If you have questions about your child's ongoing progress in ABA, make sure to consult your behavior analyst.