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This specialized program provides services to individuals who display disruptive behavior that poses a risk of harm to self, others or the environment, or that impeded an individual’s ability to establish meaningful behaviors. Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) use behavior analytic assessment and treatment procedures to produce the best possible outcomes for our clients.

FBA Process

Functional Behavior Assessment is an information gathering process to identify potential maintaining function(s) of behavior. Based upon clinical necessity, HOPE Group clinicians may conduct parent/teacher interviews, behavior rating scales, Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence observations, and/or a Functional Analysis. Based on the information gathered the clinician will then develop a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) which includes specific strategies for the team to implement as well as measurable goals.

Parent Training

Parents will receive ongoing formal training in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in the areas of prompting, reinforcement, and behavior management. As part of the parent training model, they will learn how to create opportunities and implement strategies specific to their child’s treatment plan. Parent-led goals may include but are not limited to: self-help (feeding, toilet training) communication, safety, and daily living skills.

Transition of Care

Focused Intervention services are short-term family support services designed to provide families and caregivers the tools to support their youth.

Treatment frequency and duration will be systematically faded as:

a. Target behaviors decrease

b. Rate of acquisition of replacement behaviors increases

c. Rate of acquisition of age-appropriate skills increases

d. Generalization across people and settings increases

e. Parents/Providers meet treatment fidelity

Eligibility and coverage (RHBAs, DDD-Habilitation Consultation, Private Insurance)

Services are funded by most major insurance careers including Aetna, BCBS of Arizona, Cigna, state AHCCCS Plans (Mercy Maricopa, Centpatico, Division of Developmental Disabilities). Please contact our Intake Specialist to determine if HOPE Group accepts your insurance.

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