My child has recently been diagnosed with autism or a similar disorder, what is the best treatment option?
Studies show that the most effective treatment for children with autism is a quality Applied Behavior Analysis program that is implemented up to 40 hours per week. There are also other treatment options that can occur with an ABA program such as speech therapy and occupational therapy, depending on the needs of the child.
Our fees vary depending on the service provided. Please contact our office for our current fee schedule.
BCOTB accepts most major medical insurances. We also accept private pay in the form of personal checks, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
My child does not have a diagnosis but is delayed in the areas of language. Is this something that you can help us with?
Absolutely, our verbal behavior programs are effective for children with autism and related disorders as well as children who have other developmental delays but no formal diagnosis.
Most verbal behavior programs are implemented in the center, although home based therapy is recommended in some cases. For behavior reduction programs, the initial visit is at the center and the subsequent visits are in the environment in which the problem behavior occurs.
We work with children from birth to 10 years of age that have special needs or display inappropriate behavior. We will also consider children over the age of 10 on a case-by-case basis.
No, we also work with typically developing children who display problem behavior and children who do not have a formal diagnosis.
Do you suggest implementing other types of treatments simultaneously with a verbal behavior program such as speech therapy, occupational therapy, or RDI?
We support our families who are interested in receiving multiple services unless the other treatments interfere or are inconsistent with our approach.
All of our therapists receive training which meets the requirements for the Registered Behavior Technician credential provided by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB). This includes a background check, a 40-hour training which covers: teaching methods, problem behavior reduction, ethics and professional conduct, and the successful completion of a competency assessment given by the BACB.
Although all children develop at different rates, a Developmental Checklist for children 3 months to 3 years of age can be used as a guide.