Frequently Asked Questions
What is Autism?
Autism is a neurological condition typically characterized by impaired communication skills, repetitive behavior, and atypical social skills.
Are there signs or symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Yes, there are early indicators that a child MAY be on the Autism Spectrum. Concerned parents should bring questions to your family physician or pediatrician as soon as possible.
Indicators may include...
Limited eye contact
Limited language skills (does not babble or attempt to communicate wants/needs)
Plays with toys and other items in unusual ways
Does not interact with peers (prefers to play alone)
Difficult to soothe
Engages in repetitive movements such as flapping hands or rocking
Sensory defensiveness (sensitivity to sounds, textures, lights, or smells)
What does being "on the spectrum" mean?
The Autism Spectrum refers to varied degrees in which the diagnosis impacts the person's day to day life.
Some children on the Autism Spectrum may require extensive supports while others need only a few accommodations, if any.
What is ABA Therapy, and how does it benefit children with Autism?
The acronym ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis
ABA uses a systematic and scientific approach to teach new skills and improve behavior.
ABA techniques are beneficial to children on the Autism Spectrum because skills are broken down into smaller teachable steps, building a stable foundation for learning new, complex tasks.
Using the principles of learning through positive and negative consequences, behavior change occurs.
ABA can teach a broad array of skills from early language, communication, toilet training, all the way to advanced social interactions.
What services or programs do you offer that can assist my child?
Applied Behavior Analysis is a research based treatment for creating meaningful behavior change. Treatment can be applied to a variety of populations and a variety of settings.
ABA is an effective treatment for children diagnosed with ASD.
We offer one to one intensive ABA therapy, social skills groups, and an early learning program to fit the needs of the individual learner.
ABA therapy works to systematically increase adaptive skills while reducing barriers to learning.
Where are you located, and what are your hours?
Link to Learn Behavior Therapy is located in Fishers IN
We provide services Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Will therapy be covered by health insurance? What insurance do you accept?
For children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ABA therapy services may be covered by a health insurance plan.
Indiana has adopted the Autism Mandate which requires group health insurance policies to cover services for persons on the Autism Spectrum.
Insurance can be complex, contact us for guidance in determining coverage.
We are in network with Anthem, United Healthcare, Tricare, Cigna, and Indiana Medicaid.
How old does my child have to be to recieve ABA Therapy or other services?
Autism can now be diagnosed at as early as 18 months of age. ABA therapy services may begin once a child is diagnosed and skills are evaluated by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.