AUTISM TREATMENT EXPERTS

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BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS ARE NO PROBLEM

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TEACH DIFFICULT SKILLS

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TRAINING FOR PARENTS & PROFESSIONALS

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CONSULTATION TO AGENCIES & ORGANIZATIONS

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Family Strengthening

bat logo2Behavior Analysis, Inc. also has a sister company, Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Inc. (BAT). BAT is a non-profit 501(C)(3) corporation that provides behavioral services funded by competitive governmental grants. BAT presently operates two programs: Behavioral Education and Therapy and Parenting for Success. Both programs are funded entirely by the Children’s Network of Southwest Florida, which is the local community-based care agency for Circuit 20, covering Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties. Both programs operate in all five counties.

Behavioral Education and Therapy Program

Behavioral Education and Therapy (BET) is a diversion program designed to prevent children and families from entering further into the child welfare system. Referrals come directly to the program from state Child Protective Investigators and focus on families who are at risk due to the behavior of one or more adolescent children in the home. Participation in the program by these families is voluntary. This program is unique not only in its approach but also in its focus on providing needed services to a typically underserved population – Individuals and families who are at risk but who are not yet "in the system." In the past, these individuals and families would not receive any services until it was too late – someone was harmed and a child had to be removed from his or her home. Fortunately, due to the foresighted vision of the Childrens Network of Southwest Florida, we are able to keep families together, making a difference not only in the lives of those family members but also the larger community. The program has been highly successful in reducing behavior problems, improving family relationships, keeping families together and in saving the state of Florida a great deal of money that would otherwise be spent placing many of these children into Foster Care.

How it Works

REFERRAL. A state Child Protective Investigator makes a referral to the program based on a suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation of a child due to his or her behavior. We presently accept referrals for children between 10 and 18 years old.

FAMILY CONTACT. A program staff member contacts the family by phone and, describes the program and offers our services. If the family accepts services, an appointment is made for the first home-visit. If the family declines our services, the case is closed and no further action is taken on our part.

HOME VISITS. Program staff (behavior analyst) visits the family home and conducts an thorough eco-behavioral assessment of the behavior problems and the family's response to the behavior problem. We then develop behaviorally-based interventions designed to improve the child's behavior and family relationships. The parents and significant others are trained on how to carry out the interventions. Follow up visits are provided to ensure that the interventions are successful and that the family is equipped with the skills needed to deal with any future problem behaviors that may arise.

FOLLOW UP. If the family re-experiences problems after our home visits have stopped, they may contact us for additonal assistance. Program staff may provide telephone assistance or on-site assistance.

 Note: This is not a crisis management program and is only available to families referred to us by Florida Child Protective Investigators. We cannot provide services to other persons.

 Click here to go to our Parenting for Success program page.

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OUR STAFF

Our program staff are among the most dedicated and caring people you will find anywhere. Furthermore, they are very highly trained and experienced in dealing with a wide variety of problem behaviors and family issues. For a brief bio, just click on a name.

Anjali Van Drie, Program Director
Nicole Cobb, Behavior Analyst
Amber Kuzma, Behavior Analyst
Whitney May, Behavior Analyst

LOCATION

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4150 Ford Street Extension, Suite 1D
Ft. Myers, FL 33916 USA
(239) 461-8385

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Respected

     We are south Florida's oldest and most respected behavioral services company and one of the top in the world. Clients come from around the world because of our international reputation for excellence in producing fast and long-lasting results.

    Referrals come to us from south Florida's top hospitals, physicians, psychologists, speech pathologists and even other behavior analysts. And, many of south Florida's other Behavior Analysts come to us for training and education.

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Skilled

     We specialize in treating difficult-to-teach children and adolescents. If your child needs to learn to do something he or she is not doing, we're the ones to call. If your child is doing something he or she should not be doing, we're the ones to call.

     We've worked successfully with thousands of individuals with autism, AD/HD, behavior problems of all types, and skill deficits or delays of all types. We're the ones other professionals call when they need help.

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 Afforable

     Our hourly rates are lower than most other professionals such as speech and language pathologists, psychologists, psychiatrists and so on. And, because our methods work faster than most other approaches, you save even more!

     There is no contract or long-term commitment required. When you are satisfied with the change in your child, we are done. PLUS we now accept most forms of insurance for children on the autism spectrum making our services even more affordable.

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Effective

     Nobody does it better! We've successfully helped thousands of individuals with behavior problems, language and communication skills and taught other important skills and behaviors. No problem is too big. No problem is too small.

     Independent tests have shown that children in our autism program are making three months of progress on standardized tests for each month of therapy. Behavior problems typically take weeks, not months or years, to "fix."

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