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What is ABA Therapy?

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ABA therapy, or Applied Behavior Analysis therapy, is a type of treatment for individuals with autism and other developmental disorders.

It is often used to help individuals with autism learn new skills and improve their social, communication, and adaptive behaviors.

Who provides ABA Therapy, and where does it take place?

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ABA therapy can take place in a variety of settings, including in the home, in a clinic, or in a school.

It can be provided by a team of professionals, including a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBAs) and Registered Behavioral Technicians (RBTs).

What does ABA Therapy cost?  

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ABA therapy is covered by commercial health insurance, and by Medicaid in the states that we operate in. We participate on both an in-network, and out-of-network basis with many insurance carriers.

Your potential financial responsibility (if any) is dependent on your coverage. The apricott family is right here with you on this journey; connect with us and access transparent eligibility information, quickly.

How can I get in touch with the apricott team?

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We're committed to being here for you at a time and in a way that works best for you.

You can book a consultation with us here, or reach out directly to us by phone at +1 (404) 446-9194, or email at

What will this process be like for me and my family?

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You're on a journey and, we’re right here with you. Access care in just three steps:

1. Tell us about you and your family: During this stage we will collaborate with you so that we can best understand you and your child's needs. We will be able to answer your questions and confirm eligibility among other things.  

2. Get matched with the right team: Next, we will map out a care plan that has been designed with you and your child in mind. In the process of doing so, we will introduce you to our clinicians , and schedule services according to what makes most sense.  

3. Begin Care: Finally, we will begin implementing the care plan that our clinicians have designed from the comfort of your own home.

Why is apricott spelled like that?  

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What is a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst)?

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A BCBA is a caring and knowledgeable professional who specializes in helping individuals with autism. They use a science-based approach called applied behavior analysis (ABA) to understand and change behavior.

BCBAs are dedicated to helping people with developmental differences reach their full potential with kindness, compassion, and expertise. They are an important part of the team that works to make sure that everyone gets the care and support they need to succeed.

BCBAs work with other professionals, such as Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs), to create and implement individualized plans that help individuals achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. They monitor progress closely to make sure that the plan is working and make changes as needed.

To become a BCBA, one needs to have a master's degree in behavior analysis or a related field, complete supervised experience hours, and pass a certification exam. In some locations, there may also be additional requirements.  

What is a RBT (Registered Behavior Technician)?  

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An RBT (Registered Behavior Technician) is a caring and compassionate member of a clinical team who works with people who have autism or other developmental differences.

They work closely with, and under the supervision and guide of a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) to learn new skills and improve their behaviors through ABA Therapy.  

What does a RBT (Registered Behavior Technician) do?

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Some of the things an RBT does include playing fun games, collecting data, and helping individuals with autism learn to perform everyday tasks like brushing their teeth and improving interactions with friends and family.

They also talk to family members and caregivers to make sure everyone is on the same page while working in lockstep with, and under the supervision and guidance of a BCBA (Board Certified Behavioral Analyst). 

What is the goal of an RBT (Registered Behavior Technician)?

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The goal of an RBT is to help people with developmental differences improve their skills and live their best life.

They use special techniques to teach new skills, reduce problem behaviors, and help individuals become more independent.  

What is Autism?

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Autism is a neurological condition that affects how a person processes information and interacts with the world around them. People with autism may experience challenges with communication, social interaction, and learning.

Autism is a spectrum disorder, which means that it affects each person differently.

It's important to recognize that individuals with autism have unique strengths and abilities, and they may experience the world in a different way than neurotypical individuals.

While there are challenges associated with autism, many people with the condition live fulfilling and meaningful lives with the appropriate love, support, and accommodations.

It's important to approach individuals with autism with kindness, empathy, and respect for their individual experiences and perspectives.

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