How BHCOE Helps Ensure Quality ABA Care and Parental Peace of Mind
BHCOE Accreditation serves parents and autistic individuals by ensuring access to quality services in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
What is the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence?
As a parent, understanding the role of BHCOE can make an impact on your child’s ABA therapy program. BHCOE provides oversight to the Applied Behavior Analysis community to ensure those with autism get access to the quality care they deserve. We understand the challenges these children and individuals face, which is why we provide resources that will help you partner with an ABA provider that offers the best outcome possible for your loved one. Our Accreditation programs focus on quality, compassionate care, patient outcome, and cost-effectiveness of ABA therapy. Our goal is to support the delivery of the best possible services to all stakeholders in the autistic community.
What is ABA Therapy?
If you’re new to Applied Behavior Analysis, ABA therapy is a type of therapy for autistic individuals that is grounded in principles and processes that help people improve their quality of life. ABA providers work with individuals in clinics, schools, and homes to identify ways that behavior change and learning can improve the quality of life for them and their families. ABA is typically delivered in either a comprehensive (25-40 hours per week) or focused program (less than 25 hours per week), working with the child’s natural environment whether it is in a clinic, a school, the home, or community.
What should you look for in a quality ABA provider?
A quality ABA program should adhere to the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and meet best practices in quality programming. All programs should be supported by data and result in meaningful improvements. Some of the essential elements that parents should consider when choosing an ABA provider include the following:
3. Approach to Treatment Planning
4. Data & Documentation
6. Complaint Resolution & Feedback System
Why choose a BHCOE-Accredited ABA therapy provider?
BHCOE Accreditation provides peace of mind. Our accreditation differentiates an ABA provider from those who are not accredited by ensuring they have undergone peer review, are in compliance with health-care related laws, all staff have undergone background checks, and that there is a formal complaint resolution process in the unlikely event that you have concerns.
Choosing a BHCOE-Accredited ABA provider helps to ensure that your child’s therapy provider meets minimum quality standards, ensures the validity of the program, and whether their staff are qualified. Quality is critical for us, and if you see a BHCOE decal in an ABA provider’s clinic or office, it means that organization has met the Standards of Excellence for Applied Behavior Analysis required to earn BHCOE accreditation.
Locate an Accredited ABA Provider
Our Accredited ABA Provider Directory makes it easy for parents and guardians to find quality providers in their area.
Do you have questions, comments, or concerns about the Quality of ABA services or a specific ABA provider?
If you have any questions or concerns about the quality of care your loved one is receiving by an accredited organization, we encourage you to let us know by contacting us here. We value the input and opinions of everyone involved. From patients to caregivers to the parents and guardians of children with autism. If it matters to you, it matters to us. Your submissions are confidential and play a critical role in ensuring quality ABA services are accessible and deliverable to all.
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