Intro (How we Begin?)
We know the process of starting your Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services can be overwhelming. While every child’s services follow a unique plan individualized to fit that child’s strengths and needs, there is a certain pattern you can expect to see.
1st Step (Let us get acquainted)
Once your child is referred to Empower U, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or a Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA), will be assigned to work with your family and will reach out to you to introduce themselves and begin the assessment process for your child called, the Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA).
2nd Step – What is our Focus?
Your Behavior Analyst will come to your home and begin an “intake process.” This process will consist of completion of introductory paperwork to Empower U, interview with your Behavior Analyst to collect background information about your child and observe / evaluate your child’s social and functional behavior.
3rd Step (While you are waiting)
Based on the information gathered, a Functional Behavior Analyst (FBA) will be written by your Behavior Analyst, reviewed with you for your consent and then submitted to your service funder for approval where a clinically appropriate weekly amount of hours will be recommended. While services are being approved Empower U management is working to find a Behavior Technician(s) (BT) whose professional background and skill set matches the needs of your child with the recommendation of your Behavior Analyst.
Final Steps (The set up for services to start)
Once the completed FBA has been approved and your Behavior Technician (BT) has been identified and assigned, you will receive communication by the Behavior Technician. The BT will introduce themselves and plan a first meeting with you and your child. At this point, your Behavior Analyst will guide your BT’s introduction to your child’s needs. Ongoing sessions will involve your BT’s delivery of the skill acquisition and behavior reduction programming that has been created. Your Behavior Analyst will visit weekly to supervise your BT, model strategies, troubleshoot and make changes and adjustments to programming as needed.