A functional behavior assessment is conducted to determine the function of behaviors. Based on the results of the assessment, a behavior support plan is developed. A Behavior Analyst or Registered Behavior Technician implements treatment based on the behavior support plan. Caregivers, home staff, and school staff are provided on-going necessary training to implement strategies from the behavior plan at home and in the community.
Verbal Behavior Programming
A Behavior Analyst conducts a skills assessment such as the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP), Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills-Revised (ABLLS-R), Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS), or Essential Skills for Living (EFL). The results of the assessment is then used to create the Verbal Behavior Programming addressing skills such as expressive language, receptive language, social skills, and adaptive skills. The Behavior Analyst implements Verbal Behavior Programming through methods such as discrete trial teaching, incidental teaching, and natural environment teaching.
Social skills are targeted through planned playdates or outings with peers familiar with the individual receiving services. Peers may be family members, friends of the family, neighbors, or school friends. Targeted skills are practiced in 1:1 sessions through methods such as direct instruction, video modeling, and role-play. They are then practiced in the natural environment during the scheduled playdates, outings, or structured group activities to promote acquisition and generalization.
The Behavior Analyst provides families with strategies to promote a regular toileting schedule.
A Behavior Analyst provides consultation to school staff on effective teaching strategies and behavior management in the classroom and school environment. Additional staff trainings may be scheduled.
Caregiver and Staff Training
It is critical that caregivers and staff implement the critical components of the behavior support plan to ensure the greatest success. Hands-on training and feedback is provided to caregivers and home or community staff across environments. Training is on-going based on the progression of the behavior support plan.
Insurance and Payment Options
Positive Solutions Behavior Group provides insurance verification for families by gathering information on the extent of coverage for ABA services. Currently, we accept the following insurance: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, CareSource, Cigna, Humana, Kentucky Medicaid (MPW/SCL), MedBen, Ohio Autism Scholarship, Ohio Self Waiver, Optum Behavioral Health (United Health Care, UMR), Tricare, and private pay. For insurances out of our network, we offer single case agreements, an individualized contract between PSBG and the insurance company.
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