FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is applied behavior analysis (ABA)?
A: Applied behavior analysis, (ABA therapy), is the process of applying interventions based on the principles of the learning theory in order to improve social skills, facilitate language development, promote independent living skills and establish positive changes in behavior. ABA therapy is an effective way to decrease challenging behaviors, while simultaneously increasing positive behaviors.
What type of funding do you accept?
We will accept private insurance, private pay and Medicaid home waivers. We are in-network with several different insurance companies, including BCBS, Aetna, Lifesynch, Cigna and Magellan. If your insurance is out of network, we can verify your coverage and find out if your insurance company will issue a single-case agreement.
Where do you provide services?
Instructional ABA Consultants provides both home-based ABA services and services in our clinics. An experienced BCBA (Board Certified Behavioral Analyst) will oversee the ABA therapy. We will customize an individualized plan for your child. Therapy will most likely be given several times a week, and the child’s progress will be monitored by both the program manager and by the behavior consultant monitor. In order to increase your child’s chance of success, parent training is necessary to help the parent be an active participant in the home-based therapy.
Do I need an autism diagnosis to receive ABA therapy?
If you are interested in receiving ABA therapy, insurance companies do require an autism diagnosis for services to be covered in Illinois. In Colorado, however, insurance does not require an autism diagnosis. Additionally, Medicaid Home Based Waivers and private pay do not require an autism diagnosis for coverage.