What is ABA Therapy?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the most comprehensive and effective approach to improving the lives of children with autism. The ABA approach uses a combination of psychological, educational, and developmental techniques based upon the individual needs for a child.
Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) use ABA as an evidenced-based practice to measure behavior, teach socially significant replacement behaviors and evaluate a child’s progress while using these skills.
Why ABA with CBH?
- ABA therapy for all clients is completely individualized. Each program is written to meet the individual needs of each child.
- A BCBA will design and oversee the program that involves the child’s skills, needs, deficits, interests, as well as family preferences.
- RBTs will implement the skill based programs, collect data, and train parents and caregivers in real time.
CBH offers In-Home and Clinic-Based Treatment Options
BCBAs and RBTs will design and implement programs that will benefit the child in their home. This setting will allow staff to create sustainable environmental modifications to benefit the child and family. This will allow for real-time family and caretaker training dealing with behavior reduction strategies, positive reinforcement techniques and embedded opportunities for skill acquisition.
BCBAs and RBTs will design and implement programs in a more structured environment than the home. This setting will allow staff to control environmental factors, teach introductory attending and reinforcement strategies and train parents on the basics of ABA while in a setting outside of their home.
In-Home and Clinic Behavioral Services
Connecticut Behavioral Health (CBH) provides in-home behavioral services for individuals and families with Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnoses, disruptive behavior disorders, and developmental delays. CBH contracts with DDS, DCF, Private Insurance companies, and Beacon Health Options (Medicaid/Husky Insurance) to provide in-home behavioral services.
Who Provides Services
- Behaviorist: A master’s level behaviorist with specialized training in Applied Behavior Analysis leads the in-home behavioral services team.
- Behavior Technician: A behavior technician is trained and supervised by the Behaviorist to implement all behavioral interventions and collect data on the effectiveness of the behavioral interventions.
Structure of Services
- Behavioral Assessment: A Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) is completed to determine the specific behavioral needs of the individual.
- Behavior Intervention Plan: A behavior technician is trained and supervised by the Behaviorist to implement all behavioral interventions and collect data on the effectiveness of the behavioral interventions.
How To Access Services
Contact the agency below, specific to your individual situation, and indicate that you would like Connecticut Behavioral Health to provide in-home behavioral services.
- Beacon Health Options (Medicaid/Husky Insurance): Autism Spectrum Disorders Services: 1-877-552-8247
- Department of Developmental Services: contact your regional DDS office: www.dds.ct.gov 1-860-418-6000; ask for information about In-Home Behavioral Services
- Department of Children and Families: contact your regional DCF office through www.ct.gov/dcf go to contact us tab to locate the phone number for your regional office.
- Your Private Insurance Company