Odyssey Pediatric Therapy provides multiple services to address our clients' needs. We don't have a one-size-fits-all approach because every client has unique circumstances and environmental constraints.
Odyssey Pediatric Therapy focuses on individualized ABA therapy programs which are developed to improve the life of a child and the child's family. The programs are developed following a detailed, direct assessment with a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) in collaboration with the family and other professionals who may be working with the child. Treatment plans are developed with targeted goals based on the unique and dynamic needs of each child. Direct ABA therapy services are provided by a BCBA or RBT in the home or community setting.
The BCBA observes your child in a daycare or school environment, which leads to collaboration with IEP team members to ensure consistency in the implementation of the treatment plan. The BCBA also collaborates with Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Physical Therapists to align goals and increase the rate of adoption of new skills.
A child's progress relies on parent and caregiver involvement. It is vital for parents to learn how to reinforce desired behaviors beyond the direct therapy session. Odyssey Pediatric Therapy offers parent education and training on ABA therapy strategies to reinforce and support the progress made during therapy sessions by ensuring consistency across environments and circumstances. Examples of the topics which are typically included as part of parent education and training are as follows:: Mealtime/Feeding, Challenging Behaviors, Toileting, Communication, Routines, Principles of ABA Therapy, and Positive Behavior Supports.
ABA therapy does not always need to happen in the home. It is important to ensure a generalization of skills by taking the child into the community. The BCBA or RBT joins your family in the community - grocery stores, parks, museums, extra-curricular activities, and more. The treatment plan, which is part of the individualized therapy, extends beyond the typical therapy session at home.
Behavioral issues are evident in all people at all stages of life. Professional environments are no exception! Odyssey Pediatric Therapy provides behavior training to businesses who would like to understand and manage behavioral issues in the workplace. Managing relationships with adults in a professional setting, especially when behavioral issues may be present, is often challenging and we are ready to support your business or place of employment to help everyone succeed.
Many insurance companies have approved Telehealth for ABA services due to COVID-19. Telehealth, which is a healthcare service that is provided via video call or chat, is an effective way to provide parent training, treat some behaviors which are associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders, therapy program modification and supervision, and skill acquisition. Telehealth presents a different set of challenges than other types of healthcare services due to the lack of physical presence, but we are both experienced and skilled in the administration of Telehealth services. We are ready to help you and your family reach your goals by incorporating Telehealth services into your treatment plan!
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ABA therapy is a method of treatment based upon the science of behavior and learning. It is an evidence-based practice which has been recommended by the Surgeon General and American Psychological Association. Therapists use principles of behavior to understand the relationship between the environment and a child's behaviors to facilitate and improve social and communication skills, daily living skills, pre-academic/academic skills, play skills, routines, reductions of problem behaviors, and more. In other words, ABA therapy is a way to markedly improve the quality of life of a child and the child's family.
In short - the earlier the better! Studies have shown that children who begin treatment between the ages of two and three years old make significant gains compared to those who start treatment later in life. With that said, it is never too late to get started because treatment works for all ages and ability levels.
We accept the following insurance carriers: * Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield * Medicaid * Tricare
ABA therapy sessions will take place primarily in the child's home. It is often beneficial to facilitate therapy sessions outside the home in places such as parks, grocery stores, and schools, which enables your child to learn generalization skills and various other skills. In other words, we go wherever the child needs us to go and we are more than happy to do it.
Most major insurance companies cover ABA therapy if the child has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Feel free to call our office if you would like help figuring out the details of your insurance policy and coverage. We are more than happy to work through the process with you.