Providing Early Intervention and Applied Behavior Analysis in Northern California and the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont
Welcome to AAI Telehealth!
We are so excited to work with your child and family. The telehealth team at Autism Advocacy and Intervention is comprised of professionals in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) who are committed, educated, and passionate about the work they do. We care deeply about the families we serve, and we look forward to supporting you and your child in the acquisition of new skills and reduction of problem behaviors.
Telehealth allows us to provide medically necessary behavioral services to families in rural areas via a hybrid model that includes in-person visits and remote video supervision by distinguished Board Certified Behavior Analysts chosen from across the country. Moreover, it allows our staff top-notch mentorship and you easier access to your behavior support team.
At AAI Telehealth, we believe parent involvement is the most essential component in a child’s success story. We place a large emphasis on caregiver education, so that you can feel confident implementing the tools we provide you when we are not around. We believe that between our expertise in human behavior, and your expertise in your own child, we are a powerful team. We ask that you take your involvement in your child’s ABA treatment as seriously as we do. You will be your child’s teacher long after we are gone.
We know Telehealth can be a whole new world for some families. Most of the clients we serve find the ease of access to their case supervisor and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) an essential benefit that allows their supervisor to spend less time commuting to and from their sessions, and more time actually in the sessions. Our hybrid model allows for weekly telemedicine visits from your supervisor or BCBA, weekly in-person visits from your Lead Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), and daily in-person visits from your RBT.
Occasionally, we will provide daily telemedicine RBT visits in lieu of in-person visits for families in rural areas where we do not have access to RBTs. In this circumstance, you will still be offered the same direct service and supervision hours you would be if in-person visits were occurring.
What does a typical telehealth session look like?
Your RBT will arrive at the location of your session (home, school, clinic, etc.). He or she will run the session, collecting data on your child’s behaviors and skill acquisition on the company iPad. This data gets instantly uploaded to our secure practice management system where the BCBA can review it regularly and make treatment decisions accordingly.If the supervisor will be attending session that day, he or she will send your RBT a link to the secure video chatroom. The RBT will set up the iPad on a tripod or use a telepresence robot if needed so the supervisor can get clear picture and sound to observe the session. The supervisor will provide feedback to the RBT or caregiver, if necessary. This is a great time for your child to say hi to the supervisor and for you to update him or her on anything that has evolved over the past week with your child.
If the Lead RBT is attending session that day, he or she will arrive at the location of session, check in with you and the RBT, introduce new program goals, and model/demonstrate interventions. Your Lead RBT may also bring you materials or resources that will benefit you during and outside of sessions.
AAI Telehealth provides our staff with all essential equipment to run a session. The only thing we need from you is your WiFi. If you do not have a strong WiFi connection in your home, please notify your assessor right away so we can determine a reasonable troubleshoot.
We are providing you a link from the professional Behavior Analyst Certified Board:
Danielle, MA, BCBA
Director of Telehealth