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Autism Garden’s Approach to ABA Therapy

Our approach:

  • is completely positive,
  • focuses on building skills,
  • is individually tailored to meet each child's unique needs,
  • focuses on keeping children motivated to learn,
  • and is the best research supported approach. 

 

The curriculum addresses the major issues common in autism, and identified by the National Academy of Sciences as essential:

  • understanding and using language
  • building broader social skills
  • communicating with and relating to peers
  • building age appropriate and symbolic play skills
  • increasing conceptual thinking and cognitive skills 

 

Autism Garden, LLC's trained therapists work one-on-one with each child closely monitoring emotional responses in order to match the difficulty of the material and method of instruction to the child's ability level and rate of learning.  All of our therapists hold either a bachelors degree or is in college working towards a degree and have extensive training specifically in research supported treatments for autism spectrum disorders.  Supervision of each child's program is provided by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who is responsible for the program, its development, staff training, implementation, and monitoring.  Each BCBA has masters or doctorate, will collaborate with you in the development of the program, supervise the ongoing therapy, and will provide you with regular formal progress reviews.

In addition to the individual ABA  program, parent training, programs to address problem behaviors, and a range of behavior analytic services are offered through our program.  Our focus is on helping your child gain skills in language and social areas through the use of state-of-the-art behavioral interventions.  

 

We provide behavioral assessments, parent & staff training, program supervision, and quality monitoring for ABA therapy.  Each of our program supervisors is board certified by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board™.

 

Please call 817-402-5100 for further information or clarification.

 

Financial Information

Direct therapy provided in-home or clinic based is the ABA per hour rate regardless of whether a direct therapist or an Associate with BCBA performed the therapy.  All program consultation, data analysis, program development, etc. are billed at the appropriate professional involved rate.  There is a $40 Returned Check fee for all checks returned by the bank.

 

Information Related to Scheduling and Sessions:

Each case is overseen by a BCBA  of Autism Garden, LLC who is designated as the lead person for your family.  Each BCBA has at least a Masters degree and 3 years of experience providing services to children with Autism. Sessions for intensive ABA are scheduled in four (4) hour blocks.  The research is clear that longer sessions result in greater retention and this makes scheduling more convenient for all parties. A parent or legal guardian is required to be present and available if the therapy is done in the home throughout the therapy session(s). Except in cases of emergency, 24 hours notice is required for all cancelled appointments.  Payment for the appointment is required for all missed appointments not cancelled according to this policy.  Insurance carriers are not responsible for miss-appointment fees. We request that families give us at least two weeks notice on significant changes in their plans for ABA sessions scheduling in order to facilitate consistency in service delivery.

 

A therapy "hour" is 45-50 minutes of direct contact with the patient with the remaining 10-15 minutes devoted to required record keeping and other administrative requirements. Typically, for a 4 hour  therapy session, our staff take ~10 minutes to arrange the materials prior to commencing direct therapy with the child and ~15 minutes at the end to record data, tidy the setting, and discuss the session with the parent. Our programs are all overseen by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA).

 

The parent has responsibilities and goals also as required by the insurance companies. These goals will be discussed with you after the treatment plan is submitted. We are required to document your goals as well as your child’s goals. It is imperative that you work on your goals also so we can show progress. The ultimate goal is to help your child to function as independently as possible so my services will no longer be needed.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this and visit my website. I hope to hear from you soon!!

Angie

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Alvarado Texas 76009 (817) 402-5100 angie@autismgarden.com