Frequently Asked Questions

Wading through all of the available information about autism and ABA therapy can be overwhelming. That’s why we put together a list of the most commonly asked questions we receive. If you have additional ABA therapy questions with us at Pediatric Behavior Solutions, reach out to us from our Contact Page.

ABA stands for Applied Behavioral Analysis. It’s the most studied and proven effective therapy to help children with autism learn and acquire essential skills. Using techniques like modeling, positive reinforcement, discrete trial training, and the Picture Exchange Communication System, our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) can help your child increase their communication and developmental skills.

Because parent and family involvement has been proven to be the most effective indicator of successful outcomes when providing therapy for children with autism, we focus on supplying home-based, parent-led ABA therapy services for individuals diagnosed with autism of all ages, starting as early as 18 months.

At Pediatric Behavior Solutions, our therapy begins with multiple 1 hour parent sessions each week directly with a BCBA. Sessions focus on goal setting, addressing behavioral concerns, learning behavioral intervention techniques, and interaction therapy where you will receive real-time coaching during interactions with your child. As sessions progress, we add in weekly targeted direct treatment sessions with one of our Behavior Specialists. Of course, we build in “off days” to allow you and your family breaks from therapy. And when school time comes, we’ll help facilitate the transition with optimal support.

We provide in-home ABA therapy within the following counties in Michigan: Wayne County, Washtenaw County, Oakland County, Livingston County, Monroe County, Macomb County, Leelanau County, Grand Traverse County, Antrim County, and Charlevoix County.

We accept insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Care Network, HAP, Priority Health, and Beacon.

The earlier, the better! We typically begin offering therapy to children as young as 18 months old because that gives us more opportunities to address skill deficits and interfering behaviors. With that said, it’s never too late! Whenever you are ready to start ABA therapy is the right time!

The best way to begin is by filling out our contact form. Or you can give us a call. We will respond to your inquiry within one business day. After that, we’ll send you an intake form and skills-based questionnaire. From there, one of our BCBAs will schedule a virtual intake appointment to meet you and your child, discuss concerns, answer any ABA therapy questions, review treatment goals, and establish a therapy schedule.

There are many reasons to choose us! We structure your child’s ABA therapy sessions around your family’s daily routines to make them convenient for you. We also focus on naturalistic teaching so your child can learn and apply new skills across several settings.

We also offer behavioral assistance for appointments and community events, so you can feel confident when you attend outings.

Our ABA therapy team is very supportive of you and each other. Each RBT is supported by a Behavior Specialist who focuses on hands-on techniques, helps set up treatment areas, and obtains therapy materials. Because your child’s BCBA oversees both the RBT and Behavior Specialist, you and your family receive support from an experienced and solid treatment team.

At Pediatric Behavior Solutions, we focus on intensive early intervention for 30 hours per week to help your child learn and communicate using new skills throughout much of their day. Research suggests that intensive ABA therapy like ours delivers the best results.

Absolutely not. This is one of the misconceptions about ABA therapy for children with autism. At Pediatric Behavior Solutions, we ensure your child maintains their individuality through incidental teaching in a naturalistic way. By providing ABA therapy in their natural settings, we utilize your child’s interests, activities, and motivations to help them learn communication skills individualized to them.