Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause social, communication and behavioral challenges. The disorder is referred to as a spectrum because not all individuals with autism have all of the same characteristics.
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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based practice used to improve performance in many areas of peoples’ lives.
Used to help teach social, communication, play, adaptive, verbal, and self-help skills. Additionally, it is used to establish classroom readiness skills and manage challenging behaviors.
ABA helps individuals overcome significant obstacles using various behavior principles that research has proven to be successful.
We start the process with a phone conversation to learn more about your child and what services your family needs. We will also provide information you would like to know before getting started.
After our initial phone call we will check your with your insurance to ensure that you are covered for ABA services.
After verification we will set up a day for your child's initial assessment. During the initial assessment, your child will spend time with their BCBA and BT while they identify skills your child already has and the best direction for therapy.
After the assessment, your child's BCBA will discuss the results and as a team you will identify goals for your child. We will then create a schedule and location for therapy (i.e., in the home, in the clinic, or a mixture of both).
During one-on-one sessions, your child will work with a BT who is continually supervised by the BCBA and provided training on your child's specific programs.
Each week your child's team will meet with you to discuss your child's progress and identify any additional concerns you may have. Additionally they will provide trainings to you and your family so that you can implement the same procedures used during therapy.
In the clinic, we teach critical skills in a structured environment that prepare children for future educational and social experiences.
It's important to practice skills taught in the clinic at home to ensure these skills generalize and maintain over time.
Telehealth can be a convenient mode of therapy and is available via secured technology-enable service delivery.
Leave us a message on our contact page, give us a call, or send us an email. We will promptly respond with answers to any questions you may have and are happy to set up a tour to see our clinic!
Research suggests to reach the optimal benefit from ABA therapy, your child should receive extensive one-on-one therapy for 20 to 40 hours each week. Hours will differ for each client based on their individual goals. You and your BCBA will work together on a schedule that works for your family!
At INSPIRE we offer services in the location that is most convenient for you and your family. We provide services in the home, at our clinic, via telehealth, and in schools! We also offer services in all locations to ensure your child is able to demonstrate skills in every environment. We will work with your family to decide on the best location(s) for therapy.
We specialize in early interventions serving children 2 to 6 years of age. Research has shown that ABA therapy is most effective if services begin before the age of 5.
Michigan passed legislation in 2012 to ensure that each child who receive an ASD diagnosis have access to ABA therapy services. We will work with you and your insurance provider to see what coverage is available.
BCBA stands for Board Certified Behavior Analyst. BCBAs have obtained a master’s degree, completed practicum experience, and passed a rigorous board examination. BCBA’s supervise BTs who work with your child and ensure that treatment is carried out appropriately and effectively. They create and modify individualized programming for your child. They are dedicated to meeting your team's goals!
BT stands for Behavior Technician. BTs are passionate individuals who work with your child one-on-one each session. BTs have completed behavior analytic training and are supervised regularly by BCBAs.
We provide one-on-one therapy where BTs spend 100% of their time devoted to your child. Our clinical team is comprised of committed and passionate individuals who are here for you. Our BTs receive comprehensive behavioral training and receive weekly supervision from our highly qualified BCBAs. BCBAs have obtained a master’s degree, passed a rigorous board examination, and dedicated time working one-on-one with children while learning how to create programs for therapy. They also spend time each week working with your child and their BTs to ensure high treatment integrity.
Training is an ongoing process and our team members learn specific strategies based on your child’s individualized goals. Our BCBAs offer weekly parent training sessions where you can have one-on-one time to ask questions, receive clarification, and learn how to use procedures similar to what you see in therapy.
Check out our team page to learn more about INSPIRE's dedicated team members