Behavioral Health Treatment Services (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Behavioral Health Treatment Services (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

About These Services

Behavioral Health Treatment (BHT) services, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), are for children under 21 years of age with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) who have the developmental capacity to clinically participate in available interventions. BHT services prevent the progression of ASD and prolong life while promoting a child’s physical and mental health.

ABA is an evidenced based practice used to:

  • Promote significant improvement in behavior
  • Reduce problem behaviors
  • Increase social skills, language, and communication
  • Increase safety skills
  • Increase play and leisure skills
  • Increase coping skills

ABA treatment relies on direct support and training of family members and other involved professionals. This treatment can take place in the community or in the child’s home.

Medical necessity and recommendations for services are determined by a physician or other licensed practitioner working within their scope of practice under state law.

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