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Frequently Asked Questions
We do not accept insurance at this time. However, call anyway, as we do a sliding scale when necessary and we are looking into insurance options.
Our goal is to return all phone calls and emails within 24 hours. Initial consultation meetings for private clients are scheduled with 2 weeks of the initial contact and school district consultation is scheduled within 1-2 weeks of the contract signing. We do not like to keep people waiting, but we always wait if we have to in order to have the right clinician match.
Applied Behavior Analysis is a scientific way of studying the relationship between behavior and the environment to produce positive change. It must involve behavior of a live organism (such as people) and it applies to areas of social significance.
A Functional Behavior Assessment is a gathering of information from a variety of sources (indirect and direct) that helps identify whether or not a problem behavior exists, why it is happening and what can be done about it. After the completion of an FBA, a behavior plan is often designed to target the goals areas identified in the assessment.
Yes. Without direct observation and other direct measures, it cannot be considered an FBA. Indirect measures (interviews, paper forms, record review) are not sufficient enough for the FBA process.
A teacher committed to NOT singling out kids walks by the desk and puts a sticky paper on the desk rather than singles the person out.
Girls are reportedly under diagnosed with ADHD.
Yes. Exercise has been documented as being helpful for Executive Function deficits
The IRS suggests that special education costs can often be tax deductible, under medical.
Long term side effects of medication are almost always related to dosage. It has been reported in ADDitude magazine that combining medication with behavior modification techniques can bring the same results with one-third the dosage. However, you should seek information from your doctor.