JumpStart Interventions services children, and their families, who are affected by behavioral challenges. Typically, we support individuals who benefit from assistance in
Developing language skills to more effectively communicate their wants and needs
Establishing functional and daily living skills routines
Learning self-regulation and emotional control skills that relate to fostering greater independence
Advancing socially expected behaviors to learn skills that will generate confidence in friendships and relationships
Decreasing problem behaviors such as elopement, physical and verbal aggression, property destruction, self-injurious behavior, self-stimulatory behavior, task refusal, escape from demand, and other problem behaviors that limit their ability to positively participate in their family life, school routine, and community setting
Beginning services follows this map:
A qualified and trained Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will meet with you and your family for the initial assessment which includes several sessions to collect observational data, administer assessments, and interview caretakers, teachers, and anyone else who is significantly involved in your child’s life
Your BCBA will analyze all assessments, interviews, observations, and data and will develop an individualized Plan of Care based on the detailed assessments of your learner’s skills, preferences, and family goals.
The Plan of Care will include function-based interventions developed to decrease problem behaviors by replacing and teaching socially significant behavior.
The plan will also teach new skills and instruction will be developed to appropriately target a broad range of skill areas such as communication, social skills, independent functioning, self-care, play and leisure, motor development, and attention to academics skills. These goals are 100% individualized and are tailored to meet the needs of your child.
Intervention will begin. This involves getting to know a specifically selected Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) chosen for your child based on their needs. The RBT’s primary responsibility is to implement the Plan of Care accurately and collect data on your child’s progress.
During on-going treatment, your BCBA will frequently review information on your learner’s progress and make data driven decisions to adjust procedures, train caregivers, and adjust goals as needed. The BCBA provides supervision and oversight to RBT’s and caregivers and provides training to each. Regularly scheduled meetings with family members and program staff occur to plan ahead, review progress, and make adjustments as needed.
The first step in working with JumpStart Interventions is to complete the Request for Services Form. If you wish to discuss private pay options, please indicate. If you wish to obtain services through your insurance, we need to verify your benefits and obtain authorization which requires us to collect some information from you (the parent or caregiver) about the individual who will receive the services.
You will need to upload pictures of your insurance card (front and back) and a diagnostic letter related to ASD that will verify diagnosis. This confidential information is maintained on a highly secure server. Our website is secured by 256-bit encryption and our company and domain has been validated by a trusted third party.
Our clinical team will then work to verify benefits and obtain authorization for services. We will contact you if we require additional information or once we evaluate the referral and obtain an authorization for services based on your child’s current benefits.
Currently private insurance companies only recognize applied behavior analysis (behavioral therapy) as medical treatment for the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Down Syndrome and must be diagnosed by a medical doctor. If an individual does not have a diagnosis of ASD or Down Syndrome he or she is not eligible for behavior analysis services through these funding sources.