Improving ABA Therapy with Licensed Clinical Social Workers

Improving ABA therapy programs is always front of mind for BCBAs and program directors. Having the assistance of an LCSW can optimize programs with help for clients and, sometimes, more importantly, their families.

LCSWs look at the whole picture of individuals in their care. This includes non-clinical or service hours, ie time spent at home with a family. ABA therapy programs can be hindered when there is a lack of communication between a provider and a family.

The experience an LCSW has with social networks gives them an edge when it comes to putting together solid programs that can help entire families. ABA therapy programs can benefit greatly when families are on the same page and have access to great resources.

IABA Consultants LCSW Services

We have recently hired a great staff, including LCSWs, to help with accepting Medicaid as a source of billing. While the general ABA therapy services are currently the only things we offer (as of March 2022), we have plans for more in the future. Our LCSWs have started working on the following supplemental care services:

  • Social skills groups (tentatively scheduled for summer 2022)
  • LCSW-led groups
  • Resource library for families & clients

Other possibilities we want to look at down the road include:

  • Crisis teams for extreme behaviors
  • On-staff psychiatrists
  • Parental care programs for at-risk families
  • Counseling (both individual and family)
  • Medication monitoring & management

We are also working on getting in-home ABA therapy added to the Medicaid benefits we accept. This is a bit harder to narrow down, as there are certain aspects of in-home therapy that make billing a bit more specific. We will update Medicaid & in-home service billing as soon as we have a complete plan.

Having social workers on staff has led us to some interesting ideas that will benefit all of our clients regardless of funding. Programs will primarily focus on family communication and resources, so clients can get the same care they get in a clinical setting at home.

ABA Therapy from IABA Consultants

IABA consultants is now accepting All Kids Medicaid! 

Medicaid Clinic Timeline:

  • Oak Lawn: Current
  • Naperville: May 2022
  • Glenview: Summer 2022
  • Managed Care Plans: Summer 2022

Dates are tentative and may be subject to change.

For details and coverage information, find the location closest to you and give us a call or send us an email.

If you have questions regarding autism treatment, education, or plans to use ABA therapy, we are here for you! Our goal is to make sure no family is turned away due to financial constraints. Our therapy team would love to talk to you. Find the location closest to you and give us a call. We’re here for you.