Virtual ABA Therapy
Virtual ABA Therapy Goals
The goals of virtual ABA therapy are similar to that of our in-person services. ABA therapy goals are established during our intake process and are individualized to ensure we are meeting the needs of you, or your child. Online ABA therapy can help improve a variety of key functional skills for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Common skills ABA therapy can help improve include:
What to Expect During Virtual ABA Therapy
During our telehealth ABA therapy sessions, a Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT) typically works with the patient in their home, while our Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) provides supervision to the RBT through a video call.
Our BCBA will also provide parent training through telehealth while the RBT demonstrates the different techniques to assist in the parent learning.
Please note: We are accredited by the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence for our virtual services.
When you enroll in our virtual ABA therapy program you, or your child, can expect to receive the same support as our full-time and part-time programs. We utilize a variety of ABA therapy techniques and strategies, with a focus on positive reinforcement, to achieve long-term success.
Our ABA strategies and techniques include:
- Positive reinforcement
- Functional communication training
- Token economy
- Discrete trial training
- Task analysis
- Prompting and fading
- Natural environment training
- Premack principle
- Video modeling
The frequency and length of sessions will be determined during the intake process depending on the needs of you, or your child.
Virtual ABA Therapy
Is Online ABA Therapy Effective?
Online ABA therapy is an increasingly popular option that delivers the same evidence-based treatment using video technology. While online ABA therapy may not be right for every child or family, it can be just as effective as in-person treatment for many.
For families who are considering online services, it is important to work with a reputable provider who is certified in ABA and has experience delivering online treatment. At Empower Behavioral Health, our BCBAs have extensive training in telehealth treatment to provide you the same quality as you would get from in-person services. With the right support, online ABA therapy can be a powerful tool for helping children and individuals with ASD.
Virtual ABA Therapy FAQs
Is your online ABA therapy available for all ages?
Yes. Unlike many other ABA providers, there is no age cap on any of our services. We work with individuals of all ages.
Do you provide after hours or weekend services?
No. Our telehealth services take place during clinic hours which are Monday through Friday 8am-4pm.
Is an autism diagnosis required for treatment?
While an autism diagnosis is not required to enroll in any of our services, if you would like to utilize insurance coverage, an official autism diagnosis is required.
Is virtual ABA therapy covered by insurance?
Due to the pandemic, many insurance providers are covering virtual ABA services. Empower Behavioral Health is in-network with a majority of private insurers. Before beginning treatment we will verify your coverage and walk through it with you.
I’m skeptical of ABA therapy due to things I’ve seen online, how is Empower Behavioral Health different?
We know there are a lot of misconceptions online about ABA therapy but we can assure you we do not condone abuse of any kind in our treatment. The goal of our ABA services is to reinforce positive behavior through evidence-based techniques suited for your child’s age and needs. Our hope is to empower you, or your child, to reach their full potential.