Meet The Team
What is ABA?
We make our clients and families' goals and preferences our utmost priority
We strive to provide the highest quality services by using evidenced- based and data driven individualistic decision making
Let's have fun! We all learn and work better in a healthy, happy and nurishing environment which is what we aim to provide for all our clients.
We will hold our teams to the highest ethical standards set forth by our founders as well as the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB)
Our teams work cooperatively and have regular meetings to discuss effective strategies and client needs
Providing a strong foundation of the principals of behavior analysis, supportive supervision and modeling of current practices to current RBTs, BCaBAs and new BCBAs is a a priority of our company
Home & Community Based Services
All behavior analysis services are provided by either a Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBAs), or Register Behavior Technicians (RBTs).
Home-based and community based services are provided in the client’s home typically with very heavy parent involvement. A primary goal for home-based services is to help teach parents how to be interventionists and how to work with their child throughout every day activities. One advantage for home-based services is that the behavior analyst and parents are better able to build independent daily living skills such as personal hygiene, chores, cooking, and cleaning as well as functional communication skills.
ABA services may also be provided in school settings as permitted by the client’s insurance carrier and as agreed upon by school administrative personnel.
Once a parent elects to begin services for their child, Summit Therapies administrative staff will request authorization from the child’s insurance carrier. A behavior analyst then initiates the process by establishing a home visit, completing the intake with the parent and obtaining signatures for releases of information. The analyst will then explain the scope of services to the parent and/or client, and begin the assessment process.
The length of client sessions and the overall duration of treatment can vary depending on many factors. Each client’s treatment is individualized based on his/her needs. After the assessment and behavior intervention plan are completed, the BCBA will provide the parents with a recommendation for the frequency and duration of services to be provided. The analyst will also delineate whether the services will be provided by a BCBA, BCaBA, or RBT.
Center Based Services
Center or Clinic based services take place in an office or building that is not the client's school or home where parents or caregivers bring their children in to work one on one with a trained therapist. Centers include multiple clients and therapists working at once, allowing for peer interaction, small group exercises, and experiences with multiple therapists. Centers can also provide 1:1 services if that is the model that best suits the child. Working in a center also allows therapists to minimize distractions, as services are often provided in more controlled environments, which are more closely related to a school setting. This allows the individual to develop the skills they need to focus in a classroom-based setting. Center-based services are typically much more intensive than home-based services.
At this time, Summit Therapies does not have a center to provide therapy. We are hoping to be able to offer this service soon to our clients.