Supporting Families and Children with Disabilities Through Applied Behavior Analysis

Independent consultation, parent coaching, and ABA services in Harford County, Maryland.

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We promote compassionate care and assent-based learning within Applied Behavior Analysis.

Our methods include Natural Environment Teaching (NET), Functional Communication Training, and reinforcement strategies. Treatment decisions are values- and data-driven and involve a collaborative approach with parents and/or caregivers. 

Common Concerns Parents Seek Help With

Sleep Difficulties

Many kids and teenagers with disabilities have problems sleeping which can be hard on the child and caregivers. Some have trouble falling and staying asleep, or wake up too early and have a hard time getting back to sleep.

Social Skills

We facilitate and help develop social skills in children and youth with disabilities to enhance participation in the community and school and help them to establish meaningful relationships with others.

Elopement

Wandering, also called elopement, is an important safety issue that affects some children with disabilities and their families. We help parents put safety measures in place and ethical ways to reduce its occurrence.

School Refusal

Struggles with regular school attendance and active participation affect some children with disabilities. We partner with families and schools to understand the cause (i.e. sensory, anxiety, rigidity) and come up with a plan to best support the student.

Language and Communication

We work with and support a wide range of vocal and non-vocal communicators and teach verbal and nonverbal behavior so that children can successfully express their wants and needs and interact with others.

Toileting

Many children with disabilities experience challenges with potty training, such as difficulty communicating when they need the toilet, not realizing when they have to use the bathroom, and issues with routine changes.

COMPREHENSIVE APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS SERVICES

Services

At Learning and Behavior Consulting, we prioritize personalized care and effective strategies.

Behavior Assessment

We conduct safe and ethical functional assessments to better understand challenging behavior and why it occurs. Our Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) develops personalized treatment plans for children and adolescents who engage in behaviors often associated with autism or intellectual disabilities. We also work with schools, community organizations, and clinical facilities.

ABA Therapy

Our clinical specialty is applied behavior analysis therapy for children and adolescents with autism. Depending on your child’s unique needs, goals might aim to increase language, self-care, and social skills, and decrease self-injurious behavior, tantrums, and aggression. ABA is the only evidence-based treatment that currently exists for autism and is backed by over 40 years of success in treating children.

Parent Education

We provide coaching to parents and caregivers on how to implement effective teaching and behavioral strategies. Our home-based program is designed to prevent the development of severe behaviors in young children recently diagnosed with autism. We also offer training for parents of older children and adolescents who engage in mild to moderate behaviors regardless of diagnosis.

What Families Love About Us

  • We are owned and operated by an experienced Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with a master’s degree in special education and parent of a child with an IEP
  • Time commitment is less than traditional ABA programs
  • Allows families to take a break or end intensive services
  • Support for parents of newly diagnosed children who are on wait lists for services
  • Collaboration with schools, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and other professionals who are part of the child’s care team
  • Unlimited text messaging support with your child’s BCBA
FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

We currently accept Maryland MedicaidTricareAetna, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna (Evernorth) and require a licensed healthcare provider prescription/referral for ABA services.

For individuals with out-of-network coverage, we can prepare a superbill (an itemized document of services provided) that you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement or use for your HSA/FSA account.

Self-pay options are available for individuals who are not eligible for medically necessary ABA services. Contact us for information about rates and prepay discounts.

We work with children of all ages and abilities. However, most health insurance plans only cover ABA services (behavioral assessment, parent coaching, etc.) for children and adolescents that:

  • are under the age of 21
  • have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by a qualified health care professional (QHCP)
  • exhibit maladaptive behaviors or developmental skills deficits that significantly interferes with home, school, or community activities
  • have documentation of a Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation (CDE)
  • have an ABA referral dated within the past 6 months

If your child does not meet these criteria, please contact us to discuss self-pay options and discounts.

Services may take place in family homes, at your child’s schools, or in the community.

  1. Fill out a New Client Request and complete all intake paperwork (demographics, medical history, insurance information, concerns, and availability).
  2. Contact your child’s licensed healthcare provider and ask them to complete and submit a referral form and provide a copy of your child’s comprehensive diagnostic evaluation (CDE) paperwork. 
  3. We submit paperwork to your insurance company for authorization (this process can take up to two weeks).
  4. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will meet with you and your child to begin an initial assessment. The BCBA will develop a personalized treatment plan depending on your child’s unique needs.
  5. Therapy sessions and parent training begin! Treatment programs are evaluated on an ongoing basis and services are re-evaluated every 6 months.

Contact

Email
contact@learnbx.com
Phone
(443) 502-0076‬
Service Area
Harford County, Maryland