Frequently Asked Questions

We do not accept insurance at this time. However, call anyway, as we do a sliding scale when necessary and we work with several agencies that do accept insurance.
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.
Yes! Aside from providing home services, school consultation, staff training, and FBA evaluations, we started Camp ARISE in 2020 and have enjoyed 2 successful summers. The camp focuses on social skills development and has been a popular option for 5 districts so far.
Everyone uses ABA methodologies each day. You stop at a stop sign (rules), get a ticket if you speed (contingency), go to work to get paid (token economy), etc. You may want to lose weight, quit smoking, or learn to ski- all of which can be addressed through techniques from ABA.
Yes. Exercise has been documented as being helpful for Executive Function deficits.
Nowhere in the code of ethics for behavior analysts does it say that ABA providers cannot build relationships with people served. In fact, rapport building is often cited in the research as a critical component for teaching skills.
Yes. Behavior Skills Training (Instructions, Modeling, Rehearsal, Feedback) is the basis of what we do at ARISE, and this cannot be accomplished unless family members are available for generalization of skills to occur.