Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention (EIBI)?
No, not right now. While several ABA providers offer options for intensive therapy (15+ hours per week), I am not currently offering this service model. Instead, I work directly with clients and families for 1-3 sessions per week. Sometimes, this model is called "focused ABA" rather than "comprehensive ABA" or "intensive ABA." My model can also be referred to as "Positive Behaviour Support."
Many families prefer the flexibility, cost, and ability to work directly with the senior clinician via my service delivery model. However, there are also benefits of intensive early intervention and I have experience offering this model. I can chat with you about what therapy model may be best for your family. If you decide you would like to seek EIBI, I can make referrals to other providers. I would also be happy to support your child short-term if they are on a waiting list for an intensive therapy program.
What does a session look like?
It depends! 1:1 home therapy sessions are typically 1.5- 2 hours. These sessions involve various activities, breaks if needed, and flexibility to suit the learner. Ideally, sessions also incorporate time for dedicated collaboration with caregivers, with and without the child present. Reach out for a free consultation to discuss what behaviour therapy may look like for your family.
Can I use funding from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to pay for your service?
Yes, I can accept NDIS funding for self-managed or plan-managed clients under the category therapeutic supports - improved daily living. Connect Behaviour Consulting is currently an unregistered NDIS provider. If your plan is NDIA-managed, this means you can only work with registered providers. However, you can contact your NDIS coordinator to discuss changing your plan.
I don't have NDIS funding yet. Are you able to help?
Absolutely! I accept private pay and, if appropriate, I can help support your NDIS application. Click here to learn more about eligibility for the NDIS. If you have any questions about the application process, I will do my best to help and can also point you in the right direction for more assistance.
I'm not sure if ABA therapy is right for my child; I've heard lots of conflicting messages.
You may or may not know that some individuals are concerned about the reputation of "ABA therapy." I know this can be incredibly stressful for parents to navigate as there are many conflicting opinions online. I am very passionate about listening to autistic voices as well as participating in ongoing professional development to keep up with the most recent research. I acknowledge that some individuals have had bad experiences with ABA-based therapies. However, I value my science and field and am dedicated to changing it for the better. The research shows, and I have seen firsthand, how powerful and effective behaviour analytic interventions can be. You can read more about my approach here. Feel free to let me know if you would like to discuss this further, I'm always open to questions or new perspectives.