FAQ - Cultivate Behavioral Health & Education - ABA Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions

What is ABA?

ABA therapy is an evidence-based approach for creating significant positive behavior change. The “ABA” in “ABA Therapy” stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. Through the use of the scientific method, ABA therapy focuses on (1) assessing behavior, (2) determining the reason for a behavior, (3) establishing scientifically-backed solutions for the behavior, (4) and implementing those solution effectively. 

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Where do I need to go for services?

Cultivate offers ABA therapy in homes, at our learning centers, and during community outings. We strongly believe that therapy across various settings helps our clients learn and apply their skills in the moments and places that matter most. 

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Why is Cultivate different from other providers?

At Cultivate, we utilize only the most effective, evidence-based strategies, and teaching methodologies. Above all, it is our belief that ABA should be engaging, dynamic, and highly reinforcing. We train our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) to build rapport because we know that this is an investment that will yield major benefits throughout the course of a therapeutic relationship for your child and family. Your family will be paired with a BCBA and BT(s) that fits your child’s needs, learning styles, and preferences. We want our team to come alongside your family and demonstrate the level of compassion and programming precision that is involved in high-quality ABA services. We understand what it takes for learning to occur and we could not be more thrilled to facilitate the learning process with our clients.

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What does ABA Look Like?

It depends on each child! We create robust and custom-tailored programs for each and every child we work with! Every child has a different way to learn and it’s our job to make sure we use the full arsenal of Applied Behavior Analysis so that we can maximize your child’s learning time. Some children might need more table time. Some children might need more time working at the learning center. Some might need a careful combinations of all those and many other styles of teaching. We are strategic and careful in how we approach each child’s treatment plan because we hold, above all, that each and every child has a right to therapy that is right for them.

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What can I expect with my child's ABA Program?

Skill and Behavior Assessment: As the first step in your treatment journey, our BCBAs will meet with you and your child to assess their individual needs. We use a variety of assessment tools that will evaluate gaps in your child’s skill levels as well as concerns with challenging behavior. These assessments are then used to develop your child’s unique treatment plan.

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How do I start?

Are you interested in starting ABA services? We would be more than happy to help you! First, you’ll want to make sure you have the proper diagnostic report or psychological evaluation that shows a medical diagnosis of autism. These reports typically include the test administered (usually ADOS or CARS) which will include the rating scales and signed off by an MD, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, or neurologist. Unfortunately, reports signed by SLP or LPCC or a school psychologist are commonly considered Educational Diagnosis and insurance will not always cover or recognize it as an official diagnosis.

Once you have this, you can fill out our intake form and someone will get in touch with you right away!

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How much time is needed for therapy?

The intensity of services and time required for effective behavior change is determined on an individual basis. The team at Cultivate makes recommendations for ideal hours per week of services after assessments are complete, and then, the family and Cultivate team members meet to discuss the data and develop a plan.

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What skills does Cultivate teach?
  • Language Development
  • Functional Play
  • Social Skills
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Family and Support Trainings
  • School Readiness
  • Potty Training
  • Behavior Management
  • Coping strategies


What insurance do you accept?

The type of insurance we accept is specific to the location you are interested in services. Visit our clinic location pages to find out which specific insurances are accepted.


How do I pay for services?

Cultivate works with your insurance company for payment. Private pay rates are also available. Visit our grants and funding resources page to additional assistance.

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What days are the clinics closed?
  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and the Following
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • New Years Eve