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Getting Started

At Madison Behavior Therapy our goal is to make the intake process as simple and welcoming as possible! If you believe that your child or teen may benefit from ABA Therapy please call one of our Clinic locations to schedule an intake appointment. Initial intake appointments are free of charge and typically last 1 to 1.5 hours. A Clinical Supervisor will meet with your family to discuss services, while our team of friendly therapists will play with your child to assess skill levels. If your child is older, the therapist may spend more time interviewing him/her about his/her goals and preferences. At the end of the intake session a more formal recommendation regarding therapy will be provided.

If your child currently has a diagnosis

  • You will need to bring paperwork from the diagnosing Doctor, stating the diagnosis
  • Call your insurance company to determine if ABA is covered
  • Speak with your company‚Äôs HR Director to determine if ABA is covered
  • If ABA is covered, request an authorization for services
  • Research Scientific Based Treatments
  • Research Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Create a list of questions for your intake session
  • Ask other parents: find a support group or request that the provider provide a list of references
  • Determine how many hours of therapy and what forms of therapy you want your child to attend each week

If your child does not yet have a diagnosis

  • Create a list of concerns (not meeting milestones, not yet speaking, odd behaviors)
  • Schedule an appointment with a Psychologist or Neurologist who can provide a formal diagnosis
  • Ask your pediatrician for recommendations
  • Call your insurance to determine if ABA therapy is covered
  • Research Scientific Based Treatments
  • Research Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Create a list of questions for your intake session
  • Ask other parents: find a support group or request that the provider provide a list of references
  • Without a diagnosis you can begin therapy, however insurance will not cover it

Madison Location

230 Hughes Road, Suite F
256.325.0433

Huntsville Location

475 Providence Main Street
256.489.8660

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