To ensure DevelopMeant is in-network with your insurance provider and/or your insurance provider covers ABA therapy, we will email you an insurance form to fill out. We will also send an About Me form that outlines your child's demographic information and what you’re looking for from ABA therapy.
Once you send it back we will check your insurance plan and benefits.
If we are in-network with your insurance we will reach out, review your insurance benefits and begin the intake process. Not in-network or your insurance does not cover ABA therapy? That’s okay. We can discuss private pay options.
The intake process will include: completing the Client Intake Packet and sending in your child’s most recent comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and IEP - Individualized Educational Plan (if applicable). We may ask for other documents if your child is receiving other types of services.
After receiving the documents we will begin the assessment. Depending on your child’s needs, the assessment will be completed at DevelopMeant Therapy Center or your home. The assessment will include: directly observing and interacting with your child, parent/guardian interview and interviews with other family members or supports (i.e. teacher, therapists, etc.) with your permission. This could take multiple sessions.
Once the assessment is complete your designated BCBA will create a treatment plan that outlines your child’s assessment scores, recommended ABA goals, recommended parent goals and recommended hours of service.
The assessment and treatment plan can take between 2-3 weeks to complete. It’s a lengthy process but an individualized plan takes time.
Once the plan is complete we will review it with you and your family. This is where your input matters! We want to make sure you understand the goals we are working on with your child and what ABA will look like with your child.
After the plan is reviewed we will request authorization for ABA therapy from your insurance provider. This typically takes about 2 weeks for insurance to approve the plan.
Once ABA therapy is approved we can begin treatment! Your child will be assigned a designated behavior technician(s) who will directly work with your child.
Throughout treatment, your designated BCBA will conduct supervision training with the behavior technician, parent training and ongoing assessment.
Treatment will be entailed to the specific needs of your child and family.