How do you know if OT can help your child?
- Avoids touching or being touched (especially if unexpected), dislikes getting dirty, seems unaware of pain, and/or displays upset with daily routine tasks such as dressing, bathing, washing hair, cutting nails, etc.
- Seems clumsy or uncoordinated (taking longer than expected to learn motor skills, bumps into other people or objects in the environment, falls often, etc.)
- Poor eye contact or difficulty interacting with adults/peers
- Covers ears, becomes upset, or complains about loud noises
- Difficulty following verbal directions or completing steps of daily routines
- Limited diet (does not eat certain food textures or temperatures, gags on food, etc.)
- Avoid movement activities such as swings, slides, hesitates on curbs or uneven surfaces, etc.
- Appears to be in constant motion, fidgety, difficult time sitting still
- Overly rough when playing
- Difficulty imitating actions
- Unsafe in community or at home
- Disruptive behaviors-impulsive, limited attention, resistive to new activities/changes in routine, difficulty moving from one activity to another, gives up easily, difficulty calming self
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ABA at Pediatric Advanced Therapy
ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) is a form of therapy that helps children with autism spectrum disorders, ages 2-12 years old (other ages considered on a case by case basis). ABA uses a one-on-one teaching approach to help children through reinforcement of desired behaviors. Children diagnosed with autism present with a spectrum of strengths and challenges, requiring a spectrum of interventions. When your child begins ABA at PAT, they will receive an individualized treatment plan, customized to their specific needs. Read more about getting started with ABA at PAT here.
The ABC’s of ABA:
ABA uses a systematic approach to reduce negative and excess behaviors.
What does ABA help with?
Goals are custom made for each, individual child and meet the child in their current circumstance. Goals may work on one or more of the following skills:
How often will my child attend ABA?
The number of hours your child attends ABA will be based on your child’s individualized treatment plan. In your child’s ABA evaluation, our BCBA’s (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) will determine what time and frequency will work best for your child. Hours for therapy may range from 10-35 hours/week.
Is ABA covered by my insurance?
Yes! Both private insurances and Medicaid typically support ABA therapy. We accept NC Medicaid Direct (Alliance, NC Healthchoice, Partners, Vaya) and private insurances including Aetna, BCBS, Medcost, and United.
Come and witness the PAT difference! Our therapists are passionate about what they do and recognize the importance of collaboration between the therapist, parents and other providers to do what's best for each child. Our incredible treatment spaces offer a wide variety of options for treatment including individual gyms and classrooms for one on one therapy and larger settings where your child can work on socialization and other skills.
Receiving ABA at PAT gives your child the opportunity to also receive other therapeutic services integrated into their day. While at ABA, kids can participate in occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy and/or counseling to enhance their progress toward their goals. Your ABA treatment plan will be tailored to your child based on their needs. We offer 100% in clinic treatment or our unique hybrid of in clinic and home based ABA. PAT is here to provide the best individualized treatment for your child in an incredible setting with world class therapists.
Want to tour the facility before you commit? No problem! We are happy to provide tours of our treatment spaces. Simply ask our ABA team during the onboarding process and we will arrange it.