Give us a call to speak with one of ours Admissions Specialists or complete an interest form online. The Admissions Specialist will guide you through the entire enrollment process. Our admissions team will collect information about your child and work to verify insurance eligibility. You will have a chance to learn more about our program and ask any questions you might have. It is at this step in the process that you should begin gathering any diagnostic reports your child has had that support medical necessity. Insurance often requires that clients meet diagnostic criteria prior to beginning services so this step is important.
Once insurance coverage has been verified, one of our BCBAs will schedule an interview to discuss your child’s medical history, skill development, behavior concerns, and goals prior to the Behavior Assessment. Our goal is to help families find the best therapeutic match for their child, so this initial conversation is designed to help us learn more about one another. At Alpha & Omega Kids, we best help families when we have a full picture of their child. This may mean asking questions about behavior, health history, development, skill acquisition, strengths and interests. The more honest parents are about their concerns, the more likely we can help them find the right fit for their child going forward.
We also serve as a resource for the families who contact us. Common questions parents often have for our BCBAs at this stage include: What is ABA therapy and why does it work? How many hours per week will my child receive services? Who is my team and what does each team member do? What will sessions look like? Where will services take place? How much do parents participate? What are the copays and deductibles?
ABA is the leading form of research backed autism therapy. In recent years, many states have made great strides in getting insurance to cover ABA Therapy. We offer complimentary insurance verification for families to find out the extent of their benefits for ABA services, including copay and deductible amounts. After we collect financial information, we review it with parents and provide an estimated monthly cost of services as well as any help we can provide as part of our complimentary financial concierge meeting.
After the financial review, families then complete initial paperwork. This includes consent for services, allergy and general health information, medication authorization and exchange of information permission (for example, with teachers or physicians). At this point, a member of our Admissions Team also provides parents with a handbook and client rights information. Parents and the BCBA review and finalize paperwork at a meeting before beginning ABA therapy.
The child is now ready to begin ABA therapy at Alpha & Omega Kids! The family’s Admissions Specialist will introduce them to the BCBA they will be working with, and one or two assessment meetings will be scheduled.
At Alpha and Omega Kids Developmental services, we provide home based therapy for children from birth 0-21 years of age. We aim at pairing the child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with a licensed Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) to utilize the Applied Behavioral Analysis technique to address all areas of development affected by ASD. Our Board Certified Behavioral Analysts will assess the child and design measurable functional goals through the collection of data. By utilizing evidence based techniques, our Behavior Analysts can meet the developmental needs of the child.
A Board Certified Analyst is a licensed clinician who adapts and employs scientifically proven treatments that address the child’s functional outcomes. The BCBA is an expert in redirecting behaviors both negative and positive ones utilizing the unique methodology of ABA by increasing positive behaviors with the use of reinforcers. Our BCBA’s and RBT’s will work 1:1 with the children to attain the goals on the treatment plan.
An RBT Registered Behavioral technician is trained and supervised by our BCBA’s in employing all the goals of the treatment plans while helping the child attain their full potential. The RBT works closely with the child on ABA methodologies, treatment plan implementation, recording, and behavior modifications all under the clinical direction and supervision of the BCBA.
Every child referred with a diagnosis of ASD can benefit from receiving these services. This includes children already enrolled in Pre-school or School age services who do not receive the methodology of ABA as a form of treatment. Ie, in N.Y.C., If the child has been enrolled in C.P.S.E. or C.S.E. through the Department of Education, the child may still be eligible for ABA services through the use of private insurance. Our Specialized trained clinicians will come to your home to provide services, or services may also be provided through Tele -health.
At Alpha and Omega Kids, we provide Home Based or Tele-health Services utilizing the unique methodological approach that is Applied Behavioral Analysis. Our BCBA’s utilize a plan that is individualized to the specific needs striving to bring forth the child’s best clinical outcomes. Our BCBA’s only engage in treatment plans that are scientifically proven while collecting data that is measurable, which yield the results of functional outcomes for the child. At Alpha we believe the best partnerships begin with the parents/family ensuring we get a clinical picture of the child. Here are the services offered: