What is ABA? - Applied Behavior Analysis is a science focused on the study of how behaviors are learned, maintained, or decreased. ABA Therapy services are available in most countries, although service in rural areas can be lacking, and wait lists are common. There are 3 levels of ABA providers: Registered Behavior Technician, Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. ABA Therapy can be utilized across the lifespan in a variety of settings (hospitals, schools, home based, community integration, clinic based, etc.). ABA Therapy services can include assessment, skill acquisition, behavior reduction, general consultation, caregiver support, training and coaching, and clinical supervision.
2. Is a diagnosis required to receive consultation? - No. Insurance payment is not accepted, which negates the need for a formal diagnosis.
3. Do I need to be located in Georgia to receive assistance? - No. I work with clients throughout the US, as well in various countries utilizing Telehealth or on-site visits.
4. What age range of clients do you serve? - My primary competency is with school-age children and below (roughly ages 2-10).
5. Do you provide services to other professionals as well? - Yes. I provide supervision, mentoring, case collaboration/troubleshooting, and general consultation to other BCBAs, RBTs, SLPs, Psychologists, educators, etc.
6. Can your trainings be customized for school settings? - Yes. I have provided professional development trainings for schools, as well as brief ABA Workshops for educators.
7. I need a specialized resource for my ABA clinic or business, is this a service you provide? - Yes. I sell a variety of books, manuals, and resources, but I also do take customized requests.
8. What is Parent-Led ABA? - ABA therapy is typically provided via a tiered service delivery model, where instructors work 1:1 with the client and are overseen by a BCBA. Many rural or international locations do not have access to ABA providers or companies. For those families, it may be more practical for parents to learn to work directly with their own child.
9. I cannot afford your consultation services, but need help for my child. Do you have a sliding fee schedule? - I do not have a sliding fee schedule; however, I offer many FREE resources for families in this scenario. I suggest visiting my blog (www.ILoveABA.com) to access hundreds of articles and materials to help with toileting, feeding, aggression, social skills, transition into school, and much more!