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How to Start Services

Before joining our waitlist, please review the essential details about our services below for a comprehensive understanding. We appreciate your consideration and look forward to the possibility of welcoming you to our services.

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Your first step to receiving ABA Therapy with us is to get on our waitlist. The expected time on the waitlist varies greatly dependent on staffing, availability, and the intensity and needs of clients who may be above your child on the waitlist. We do our best to stay in communication with our waitlisted families throughout the year. 

 

When we are approximately 3 months away from being able to being your child's assessment, someone from our office will send you an intake packet with forms to complete and request that you send us a Written Order for ABA Services from an existing behavioral health or physical health provider that your child has seen within the last 6 months recommending ABA Therapy. Your child’s doctor may state that they do not know what to put on their written order form; if this is the case, please reach out to us and we will give you a sample Written Order to provide to your doctor.

Along with the Written Order, we also will require a copy of the most recent diagnostic report which states your child’s diagnosis and what assessment measures were used to determine that diagnosis. Most insurances require that your child is re-evaluated at least every 2 years by a qualified psychologist or developmental pediatrician, so keep this in mind as you are getting paperwork together.

Once we receive all required documentation, we will assign your child to an ABA Supervisor and they will reach out to schedule the Initial ABA Assessment, which is a 3-4 week long period, consisting of at least 3 observations of the child in various settings and situations.

Your child's ABA Supervisor will utilize an evidence-based ABA assessment as part of our IBHS Assessment process to determine current skills/abilities and needs, including the Verbal Behavior Milestones and Placement Program (VB-MAPP), the Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS), PEAK, and the Essential for Living (EFL).  In addition, we will conduct a functional behavior analysis (FBA) to determine the causes of problematic behaviors and develop a behavior intervention plan that fits your needs, while building upon or teaching more appropriate behaviors.

The assessment will determine if your child meets the medical necessity for ABA therapy, and give the ABA Supervisor a starting point for what skills and goals would be beneficial to target. They will meet with you to review the assessment and treatment recommendations, and if everyone is in agreement to the intensity of hours, service provider types, and location of services, will match your child with BHTs that match the needs of your child.

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ABA services typically start within 15 days following the completion of the ABA Assessment, but in some cases, your child may only receive ABA Supervisor's services (BC-ABA or BCBA) until a BHT is available. In some occasions, a client may not require a BHT to provide direct therapy, but an ABA Supervisor services are all that is needed to work with the parents and client less intensively.  ​

All of our ABA Services require parent/caregiver involvement in the forms of check-in meetings and parent trainings. 

To be added to our ABA Waitlist, please complete this form: Waitlist Request Form.

For additional questions regarding the waitlist, intake process, or ABA services, please email intake@hummingbirdaba.com

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Have Questions?

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