Get to know Strategies Inc. ABA.
Strategies, Inc. is an Applied Behavior Analysis company based in Port Orange, FL and Baltimore, MD. Owned and operated by Cheryl Reiser, MS,BCBA since January of year 2000 when she decided to open her own agency so she could make a larger impact in the special needs community. Since opening in the year 2000, Strategies, Inc. has provided services to over 3000 clients and their families.
Strategies, Inc. believes that each client is capable of making positive changes in their behavior to live a more productive lifestyle. Currently, Strategies, Inc. serves approximately 300 clients and employs over 60 staff members.
What we CAN do:
- Assist caregivers with strategies for behavior change
- Train Parents/Guardians to handle difficult situations
- Provide resources for additional therapies
- Create individualized motivational techniques
- Encourage positive social interaction out in the community
What ABA services Cannot do:
- Respite Care
- Psychological Counseling
- Case Management
- Tutoring or Homework
- Personal Shopping for client
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?
Behavior analysis is the science of behavior, with a history extending back to the early 20th century. Its underlying philosophy is behaviorism, which is based upon the premise that attempting to improve the human condition through behavior change (e.g., education, behavioral health treatment) will be most effective if behavior itself is the primary focus rather than less tangible concepts such as the mind and willpower. To date, basic behavior-analytic scientists have conducted thousands of studies to identify the laws of behavior; that is, the predictable ways in which behavior is learned and how it changes over time. The underlying theme of much of this work has been that behavior is a product of its circumstances, particularly the events that immediately follow the behavior. Applied behavior analysts have been using this information to develop numerous techniques and treatment approaches for analyzing and changing behavior, and ultimately, to improve lives. Because this approach is largely based on behavior and its consequences, the techniques generally involve teaching individuals more effective ways of behaving and making changes to social consequences of existing behavior. ABA has been shown to be effective in a wide variety of areas, including parent training, substance abuse treatment, dementia management, brain injury rehabilitation, occupational safety intervention, among others. However, because ABA was first applied to the treatment of individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism, this practice area has the largest evidence base and has received the most recognition.
What paperwork is needed to get started with ABA therapy?
In order to get started with ABA therapy, we will need a written referral within the last six months recommending ABA therapy along with the diagnosis and diagnosis code as well as the supporting documentation proving medical necessity. The supporting documentation must be a psychiatric evaluation, diagnostic evaluation and/or an IEP.
Do you have a waiting list for services?
The waiting list for services depends on several different variables such as location, availability, and insurance type. Although, we strive to staff as quickly as possible, we do have a waiting list in certain locations.