If so, you know that finding the best treatment plan is crucial.
You want what’s best for your child, and we want to help you give them the best chance at success. That’s why Mobile Therapy Centers of Tennessee offers ABA Therapy in our Franklin, TN clinic. MTC provides intensive one-on-one therapy that has been proven to improve development in children with Autism.
The term “ABA” stands for Applied Behavior Analysis and is a set of principles applied to teaching new skills and modifying behavior.
Mobile Therapy Centers offers one-on-one sessions, and our goal is to teach children basic, everyday skills.
ABA Therapy motivates children through exciting, positive, and natural opportunities and focuses on the principles that explain how learning takes place. ABA Therapy is a systematic approach, focusing on socially significant behaviors for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder by taking a skill and breaking it down and reinforcing the completion of each step. ABA is the evidence-based treatment for children diagnosed with Autism.
Research shows that Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) is one of the most effective strategies for improving deficits associated with Autism, such as language, socializing, and adapting. By teaching skills early on, ABA Therapy can help prevent challenging behavior from developing in the future.
Many children who receive ABA Therapy services may have similar goals, but each child has their own individualized program specific to their needs. BCBA’s will put a program together for your child based on an evaluation that indicates areas of strength and areas of difficulty.
Many different things happen during an ABA Therapy session based on what target skill and age group we’re working with. There may be some direct teaching by drawing attention to the task at hand and using prompts like verbal cues and modeling if necessary; we will work on promoting extinction and generalizing skills across settings and people; we may work on improving social interactions with children and/or siblings; we might be using fun games as rewards for completing tasks; we use our mock rooms so children can practice real-life skills, in real-life environments, etc. Each session is customized to meet the specific needs of the individual child and family.
The benefits of ABA Therapy are vast and include improved eye contact, better behavior at home and school, language improvement including expressive language (speaking) and receptive language (understanding), improved play skills including sharing toys appropriately with others, fewer tantrums, fewer instances of self-injurious behaviors, and more.
Many things go into choosing an ABA Therapist for your child, such as qualifications, certification, location, etc. It is essential to choose a therapist who makes you feel comfortable and is willing to work with you as a team. At Mobile Therapy Centers, our therapists work hand-in-hand with you and your child, creating a comprehensive treatment plan, as well as a way to measure progress. We work collaboratively with all the professionals involved in your child’s care to ensure the best outcome possible.
ABA Therapy is usually covered by insurance, depending on your plan. However, our staff at Mobile Therapy Centers can work with you to make sure.
MTC is in-network with most commercial insurance companies and all TennCare providers:
ILLINOIS: BCBS, Anthem, Tricare, United HealthCare, UMR, Magellan (ABA), Aetna, Meridian (ABA), Meritain, United Behavioral Health (ABA) & Cigna (ST/OT)
TENNESSEE: BCBS, Anthem, Tricare, United Healthcare, UMR, Aetna, TennCare Select, Blue Care TennCare, UHCCP Tenncare, Amerigroup & Cover Kids
Many companies require that ABA be started by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or other related degrees such as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). However, if you have out-of-pocket expenses, feel free to ask about sliding scale fees based on income.
MTC also offers a self-pay rate if you do not have insurance. Keep in mind that most clinics can give you a quote after obtaining more information about what services are required and the time frame for those services.
ABA therapy has been shown to have positive effects across different age groups and individuals who have Autism. Therapy can be provided for children from infancy up through adulthood, if necessary.
Franklin, Tennessee, is a city located in Williamson County, Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population of the town was 68,886. Franklin is known for its historical sites, and its vibrant music scene has been named one of the “Best Places to Live” by Money magazine and is one of the wealthiest cities in the United States.
Some of Franklin’s most popular tourist attractions include the Franklin Theatre, the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County, and the Lotz House Museum. The city is also home to several music venues, including The Bluebird Cafe and 3rd & Lindsley. The Williamson County School District serves Franklin. The district has several high-quality schools among the best in Tennessee.
Refer to this thorough guide for more information on living in Franklin, TN.