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RCG Behavioral Health Network offers ABA Therapy in the home and our Development Centers. We work with both the child and the family to determine areas of need and develop an ABA program to address those needs. Collaboration with family members and other therapy providers helps us to promote positive gains that can be generalized across your child’s typical environments.
We provide service to any individual that has a diagnosed condition that will likely cause a developmental delay, and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder.
No, we work with toddlers and pre-school aged children that have a diagnosed condition that will likely cause a developmental delay.
Yes, we work with adults or individuals that are transitioning to adulthood that need individualized training to improve functional skills, social awareness, maintaining appropriate behaviors, conducting activities of daily living, nutrition management, and the monitoring of the individual’s behavioral health and physical health.
Early intensive behavioral intervention has been shown to produce marked changes in the skill deficits and problem behavior associated with Autism. Cost of lifelong care can be reduced by 2/3 with early diagnosis and intervention.

No. We are currently accepting new clients.

This depends on the child and where they are with development. Ultimately, the goal is for families to be confident in their child’s development without intervention. For that reason, we include training and teaching parents strategies to use with your child. The more parental involvement the more likely your child is to succeed.
The number of hours of service a child receives weekly will depend on the needs of that child. For most kids, this involves 10-20 hours of direct services a week at a minimum.
Yes, the more you are involved, the more gains your child will make. In order for there to be lasting change when our services end, parent’s involvement is critical. We encourage family members to ask questions, observe sessions, participate in training’s, take data on your child and follow through with therapeutic strategies and behavior plans.

A therapy session typically lasts for 3 hours.

We do accept most major insurance plans. Please contact us to confirm your specific plan. If we do not accept your plan, we will be happy to help you get reimbursed. We will provide you with the procedure codes and a receipt which you can file with your insurance company directly and get reimbursed.
Yes, however, there are other funding sources that may prove to be better solutions for families. Part C funding is an option for infants and toddlers 0-3 and private insurance for children diagnosed with Autism. Please contact our office for help and guidance with maximizing your funding options.
The level of expertise of our staff is relative to their position. Our Therapists have backgrounds that range from Bachelor’s degrees combined with significant experience to Master’s degrees. Most of our Therapists hold degrees in a related field, such as education, psychology, or social work. All of our ABA Clinical Supervisors hold degrees in Counseling, Psychology, Special Education or Applied Behavior Analysis and are either a BCBA or BCaBA.

A Board Certified Behavior Analyst is a trained behavior analyst who holds a masters degree in behavior therapy and has passed the national BCBA board certification examination. A BCBA conducts descriptive and systematic (e.g., analogue) behavioral assessments, including functional analyses, and provides behavior analytic interpretations of the results.

A BCBA designs and supervises behavior analytic interventions. BCBAs effectively develop and implement appropriate assessments and intervention methods for use in unfamiliar situations and for a range of cases. The BCBA teaches others including parents to carry out ethical and effective behavior analytic interventions based on published research and designs and delivers instruction in behavior analysis.

BCBAs supervise the work of Clinical Team Members to assure that effective interventions are being performed, appropriate methodologies are being used, and progress is being made. By having a BCBA, you are assuring that your ABA program is professionally designed and managed.

Please contact our Intake Coordinators at 1-877-580-4221. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In the event of immediate care and/or an emergency please dial 911.
  • Tantrum behavior
  • Play and leisure skills
  • Imitation skills
  • Attending skills
  • Functional communication skills
  • Social communication deficits
  • Adaptive living/self-help skills
  • Attending
  • Personal safety
  • Independence in daily routines
  • Decreasing stereotype
  • Community inclusion

All services are provided in the home or community settings. All treatment programs are individualized to meet the developmental, social, and behavioral needs of each child.

An ABA session is typically a high energy interaction between the client and the therapist.

ABA sessions include some discrete trial work which might occur at the table, lots of positive reinforcement using whatever is motivating for the child: praise, tickles, hugs, high-fives, opportunities to play, sometimes edibles. Often there will be a mix of tasks that the therapist is practicing in order to assure that there is focus and mastery vs. rote repetition or boredom.

In order to be successful, the therapist must develop a rapport with the client. A process of pairing with reinforcement will take place during a portion of the session. Generalization is very important for children with autism as well. A portion of the session will be spent in the natural environment, away from the table, doing incidental teaching of skills. If the child doesn’t like the therapist, he or she won’t do what the therapist directs them to do, so establishing that relationship is a critical first step.

No, we do not diagnose children with ASD. Please refer to your child’s Pediatrician. While waiting for your child’s evaluation it will be important to start contacting ABA providers and talking to your social support network as well as prepare any additional reports or documents that will assist us in understanding your child’s behavior, and developmental and medical history.

A diagnosis of autism can feel very overwhelming especially with the flood of conflicting information parents may get from doctors, concerned family and friends, and the internet. RCG’s Administrative CARE Team is here to help bridge the gap from diagnosis to services. Give us a call and press #1 for new services!

Once a child is found eligible for services, a multi-disciplinary team is gathered to develop an Individualized Treatment Plan; in the case of a child in early intervention or IEP (Individualized Education Program) for school-aged children. The parent is a member of this team and should collaborate with the team to develop measurable goals for the child and to determine appropriate services.

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