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  • Do you take Medicaid?
    Only in Tampa, FL and Naples is opening soon for Medicaid.
  • Do you take private insurance?
    Yes, we talke HumanaTricare, Aetna, Cigna, & Florida Blue ( BlueCross BlueShield)
  • What is ABA therapy?
    Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is a scientifically validated data-driven form of therapy based on the science of learning and behavior. Our team creates individualized treatment plans for each kiddo with the goal of increasing behaviors that are helpful, and deceasing behaviors that are harmful or interfere with learning and independence. Our programs have a foundation based on play and fun! Our comprehensive programs target 20+ hours of therapy each week with a focus on getting your child and your family the real results and progress in the areas that matter most.
  • What skills do we work on most?
    Social & Group Skills Functional Communication Academic Readiness Expressive & Receptive Language Skills Fine Motor & Gross Motor Skills Behavior Reduction Toilet Training & Daily Living Skills Caregiver ABA Coaching
  • Do you offer caregiver ABA coaching?
    Just as important as the ABA therapy we provide to our kiddos, so too is the hands-on ABA training we provide to our parents. Caregiver ABA coaching is done as frequently as once a week directly with the BCBA. This coaching allows our parents to continue the progress at home and makes for a cohesive and involved growth experience. We have found that children progress more rapidly toward their goals when parents are involved in therapy. We love our families and the connection we can create together!
  • Do you work on toilet training & daily living skills?
    A lot of kids have a hard time with potty training, initially. Learning to use the toilet is a big change from wearing diapers, and that can be a challenge. Enjoy the process of using the bathroom appropriately and take the fear out of the unknown using visual aids, social stories, positive reinforcers and other methods. This same idea applies to hand-washing, getting dressed, brushing your teeth, and other daily living and independence skills.
  • Do you work on Academic readiness?
    Some kiddos have a tough time focusing on learning new skills and one thing that ABA Therapy can work on is increasing the focus and motivation of our kiddos to complete tasks. This is accomplished by identifying the function of the behavior and teaching new replacement skills. We can also work on those pre-requisite skills that are needed to be successful in an academic environment.
  • When is the best time for my child to begin ABA therapy?
    Simply stated: the earlier, the better. Plenty of clinical research has demonstrated that children who start ABA therapy as early as possible (18 months - 2 years old) make the most significant improvements. We serve children on the autism spectrum from 18 months to 21 years of age (medicaid) 26 years of age (other private insurances), and offer personalized behavior plans for their unique needs. Therapy program options may differ based on the environment, and location.
  • Does ABA Therapy Mean My Child is “Stuck” at a Table All Day Repeating the Same Tasks?
    No way! ABA strives to create an engaging environment for learning. While sitting at a table may be a developmental goal (especially if we’re aiming for school) there are so many other skills on which to focus. We use two ABA methods of “training,” Discrete Trail Training (DTT) and Natural Environment Training (NET). DTT is set in an individualized space, that involves therapist led floor play, table work, matching and more. NET is set in a large exciting play space where kids lead the way and therapists work alongside them on appropriate play, name recognition, sharing, motor skills and more. Not only that, but our centers involve ‘Eats and Craft’ spaces that are used daily. Circle Time is also a daily activity based on age and/or communication levels where therapists, BCBAs and kiddos alike can be caught singing, laughing, and learning together. Each center also has the autonomy to introduce fun therapist lead activities like group exercise or stimulus rooms. There is a wide variety of techniques and methods used in ABA.
  • Does my child have to have a formal autism diagnosis to get treatment?
    Children are not required to have a diagnosis for treatment but children are required to have a formal diagnosis in order to receive coverage from insurance providers. Insurance coverage is required for treatment at Action Behavior Centers.
  • Are your employees Board Certified Behavior Analysts?
    Action Behavior Centers employs Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), who will develop individualized treatment plans for each child, and therapists who work one on one with children to implement the individualized treatment plan. BCBAs are Masters Degree Level, licensed teammates. Our therapists are required to be completing their Bachelor’s Degree, to have completed their Bachelor’s Degree, or to be pursuing a Masters’s Degree. Hiring therapists with high school diplomas or GEDs seems to be a norm in the ABA world, but Action Behavior Centers seeks to have the highest standards in the industry.
  • Do you perform background checks on your RBT/RBT’s in Training?
    Every employee of Action Behavior is required to complete and pass a variety of background checks, assessments, a multi-stage interview process, and reference checks.
  • What is the age range of children you serve?
    We serve children on the autism spectrum from 18 months to 26 years and offer personalized programming for their unique needs. Therapy program options may differ based on the clinic. Please reach out directly to a clinic near you.
  • I have more questions and would like to talk with someone on your clinical staff, Who should I contact?"
    If you would like to speak to someone regarding services, check out our contact page. The best way to reach us is by phone (888) 343-7222 or by filling out our New Client Application,
  • Will I be required to pay a co-pay like I do at the doctor’s office?
    All clients of insurance companies we work with (Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, HumanaTricare, FloridaBlue etc.) will need to pay any applicable co-pays and co-insurance. During the admissions process, we’ll provide a fee schedule with an estimate of your expected out-of-pocket expense for ABA therapy. Our experience working with insurance companies will allows us to help you understand what to expect regarding your deductible, maximum out-of-pocket expense, and co-pays. All clients from Tampa, we take Medicaid, (SunshineHealth, FloridaKids, and many more with medicaid) have a different process, no copays.
  • What information do I need to start services, what are the required documents?"
    For Medicaid: We need an CDE ( comprehensive diagnostic evaluation ) and a referral from a pediatrician, psychologist, or pediatric neurologists. For Private insurance: Paperwork requirements will vary by insurance, please inquire with your assigned case manager.
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