Getting started with in-home therapy.

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By Nick Chappell

Verbal Beginnings

Setting up an in-home ABA program for your child is easy given the right supports.  Typically, a program is viewed as therapy provided by a BCBA and a Registered Behavior Technician.  These positions are the heart of your program and should require your full attention.  However, the process of setting up and managing your program requires a comprehensive approach of managing providers, authorizations, insurance billing, provider education, hiring, recruiting and tracking required paperwork and timelines.  These are the supports and backbone of your program and should not be the focus of your role.  At Verbal Beginnings, we become your backbone and allow you to focus on your child’s therapy and progress.

A few things, however, are needed from you to get started.  If ABA therapy will be reimbursed by insurance an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis will be required.  This can be acquired in multiple ways but should be obtained from a developmental pediatrician or licensed psychologist.  After a diagnosis is obtained, starting is as easy as giving us a call, checking availability for your schedule and completing our intake paperwork.

When your part is done we take care of the rest: finding, training, and managing providers, ensuring continuing education of providers, managing quality of work and tracking progress outcomes. This is organized on our behalf to ensure that you are happy with our services and management of all administrative responsibilities.

It is important that you have the time to focus on your child and become an important player on their treatment team.  That’s why we’re here.

If you’re interested in receiving in-home aba therapy, contact begin@verbalbeginnings.com or complete our online referral form to get the process started.

Nick Chappell holds a Master’s of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from Northeastern University and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Over the past 15 years, Nick has worked in school, home and residential placements providing therapy and consultative services to children diagnosed with Autism. Through his work at the New England Center for Children, Nick mastered teaching and programming based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) that allowed him to establish a strong foundation upon which to help build the clinical program at Verbal Beginnings. His later work overseeing the clinical program of 15 residential programs as an Assistant Clinical director at the Vinfen Corporation under the guidance of Dr. Michael Dorsey, prepared him for a leadership role managing remote programs. Nick has since further developed his career to refine his leadership through the study of business management and working relationships with local entrepreneurs. His well-rounded experience combined with the skills of Diana Wolf has placed Verbal Beginnings as a model company at the forefront of excellence in delivering high quality ABA Therapy to families.

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