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What is ABA? 

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the leading approach using behavioral principles to increase or decrease target behaviors as well as improving communication, social skills, and hygiene skills. All ABA programs will not be the same, as strategies and components will be dependent on the function of the behavior and the goals of treatment. 

Does ABA work?

Over the past 40 years, there have been many peer-reviewed studies evaluating the effects of using a specific group of ABA techniques in a “comprehensive, individualized, intensive early intervention program for children with autism,” achieving extremely positive results. 

How much are services? 

The cost of services depends on the intensity of services your child requires and if you are using insurance coverage for services. Please contact us to ensure that we accept your insurance. If you are private pay, please email us to request a copy of our Private Pay Agreement to determine if it is a good fit for your needs. 

Why is there a waitlist? 

At Forbes Behavioral Services, we want to ensure that our BCBA’s maintain a manageable caseload to ensure that all clients receive high-quality care and individualized services. 

If you decide to be placed on our waitlist, please know that you can still continue to search for other service providers. Being on our waitlist does not bind you to services with us. We understand waitlists progress differently and our priority is to ensure that your child receives services from a qualified service provider. Should you find earlier access with another service provider, please do give us a call so that we can remove you from our list and maintain it as accurate as possible. 

What are the BCBA's credentials? 

A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is a trained behavior analyst who holds a masters degree in behavior therapy and has passed necessary exams and requirements from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

The BACB also has a search tool to verify that BCBA's are up to date and certified to be a BCBA - you can find the link here 

What does a BCBA do? 

A BCBA conducts behavioral assessments, including functional analyses, and provides behavior analytic interpretations of the results. The BCBA also designs and supervises behavior analytic interventions. They will be assigned to the case and work with parents, guardians, and teachers to ensure that the behavioral intervention is implemented appropriately to ensure treatment success. 

What does a BCaBA do?

Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA), are supportive team members with undergraduate level degrees and training. A BCaBA cannot practice alone but can work in therapeutic settings when supervised with someone who is certified as a BCBA.

What are the RBT's credentials? 

A Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is a paraprofessional who practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a BCBA or BCaBA. The RBT is primarily responsible for the direct implementation of behavior-analytic services. However, RBT's do not design interventions or assessment plans.

To become an RBT, staff must sit for the exam administered by the BACB, while they are working towards this certification staff will be a BT, behavior technician. 

What is the age range you work with?

We work with kiddos as young as 3 to young adults up to age 23.

Do you provide in-home or clinic? 

Our team provides direct 1:1 therapy in the home. In select cases, we may also go to where services are needed in the school or community. Should we need to implement ABA in the school, it is important to note that many schools have policies against outside practitioners or may only consent to observations, but not facilitation. To ensure that we are able to help in school, it is essential to speak with your child's teachers and administrators and working with them to go through the approval process.

How am I, as a parent, a part of therapy? 

For therapy to be successful, it is important that the BCBAs work and train parents with ABA techniques so that treatment adherence is consistent. Siblings or parents may be needed to work on play skills or to increase other skills tied to motivation. You, the parent, are part of the team!

Will my insurance cover therapy? 

Please send us an inquiry so we can ensure that we accept your insurance. For further information, please check out our Insurance page