Sep 13 2017

What is Applied Behavior Analysis? #autism,autistic,pdd,pdd-nos,pddnos,hyperlexia,hyperlexic,asperger,asperger’s, #lovaas,discrete #trial,special #education,aba,applied #behavior #analysis,behavior #modification,applied #behaviour #analysis,behaviour #analysis,

# “Applied” means practice, rather than research or philosophy. “Behavior analysis” may be read as “learning theory,” that is, understanding what leads to (or doesn’t lead to) new skills. (This is a simplification: ABA is just as much about maintaining and using skills as about learning.) It may seem odd to use the word “behavior” when talking about learning to talk, play, and live as a complex social animal, but to a behaviorist all these can be taught, so long as there are intact brain functions to learn and practice the skills. That is the essence of the recovery hypothesis–for …

Aug 22 2017

Autism Insurance Coverage #autism #insurance #coverage, #autism #insurance #reform, #shape #of #behavior

# Former Texas Governor Rick Perry signed legislation mandating improved insurance coverage for children with autism on June 15, 2007. The following information has been taken from TEXAS: Frequently Asked Questions About the Autism Insurance Reform Law What does Texas Autism Insurance Act do? At a minimum, the Texas Autism Insurance Act requires a health benefit plan to provide coverage to an enrollee under the age of 10, who is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, for all generally recognized services prescribed in relation to autism spectrum disorder by the enrollee’s primary care physician in a treatment plan recognized by …

Jul 5 2017

Health Insurance and Autism – Autism New Jersey #insurance #ombudsman

#nj health insurance # The financial cost of autism care can be high, especially for those with intensive needs. Private insurance plans may offset the cost. Understanding if you are covered depends on the type of plan you have and what laws and regulations apply. Types of Plans Certain therapies for individuals with autism may be covered under their health plan. The types of therapies that are covered and the amount of out of pocket expenses will vary depending on the type of plan covering the individual. Fully insured plan – Offered by an employer or purchased by individuals in …