- If you have any questions or are interested in receiving services for your child at Austin Behavior Associates, please call us at 512.270.8389 and you will be provided the opportunity to speak with a Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) directly. You will be asked basic background information and the reasons why you are seeking services for your child. This phone call will help our BCBAs determine if you and your child are a good fit for our services, and if so, an initial assessment will be scheduled.
- An initial assessment is scheduled with either one of our BCBAs in the child’s natural environment (home, school and community) which typically lasts 2-3 hours
- Prior to the assessment, we will send you an intake packet containing information and forms. If time permits, it is beneficial for the paperwork to be returned to us prior to the assessment. However, we understand that this is not always possible, so please have it available on the day of the assessment, if submitting it ahead of time is not an option.
- Please plan to include the most recent reports from other professionals including, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, schools, psychologists and developmental pediatricians. Additional collaboration may be necessary to complete the assessment process, including observations of your child with these professionals. It is helpful (when requested), that the parent initiate and assist in introducing and notifying these other professionals about the BCBA, the assessment and the goals as a first step in helping the BCBA schedule meeting(s).
- A thorough report of the evaluation findings will be completed before the parent meeting. Once the report is complete, you will receive a phone call from the BCBA who completed the assessment to set up the parent meeting. We prefer to explain the findings and be available to answer questions about the evaluation in person. You will receive the report the day before the meeting to allow you time to read through it and process the information. Parent meetings will be 30 minutes. It is important that your child is not present so that the recommendations and findings from the assessment can be discussed openly.
- Treatment begins with a BCBA and behavior technician. The behavior technician provides the direct care to the child on a daily basis and the BCBA will be available for trainings, biweekly team meetings, professional collaboration meetings, ongoing parent questions, program monitoring and updating, assessments, re-assessments and other programming needs.
- Ongoing treatment includes ongoing programming and goals, data collection, parental training and support, therapist training and biweekly/monthly team meeting
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