The subsequent services will be focused on development of and implementation of instructional procedures and/or a behavior intervention plan. Prior to implementation, I will receive a printed copy of the results of any assessment and of any proposed instructional procedures or behavior intervention plans for my approval. The contents of those documents will be explained to me fully and any questions I have will be answered to my satisfaction. Subsequent implementation will involve training in the basics of ABA that are important for the intervention, details about the specific components of the ABA intervention, and direct practice in the components for the family, educators, and/or other service providers. Full participation (including but not limited to: attendance and participation in client sessions, parent training sessions, parent and team meetings, review of data, and data collection) in these implementation and training activities is critical for a successful outcome. If there is evidence of repeated lack of involvement, StarBright ABA reserves the right to revisit and reconsider the appropriateness of services. Ongoing collection of data will allow evaluation of the effectiveness of the intervention and will assist in developing any revisions that need to be made to ensure a good outcome. When services are no longer necessary or appropriate due to age, skill level, or other reason, we will discuss the discontinuation of services, as we will have achieved our therapeutic objectives. In addition, at regular progress reviews we may also discuss whether continuation of services would be beneficial, and any barriers to continuation.
Behavior analysts are ethically obligated to provide treatments that have been scientifically supported as most effective for the client. I am aware that other interventions that I am pursuing may affect my child’s response to ABA treatment. Thus it is important to make the behavior analyst aware of those interventions and to partner with the behavior analyst to evaluate any associated therapeutic or detrimental effects of those interventions.
I understand that the procedures and outcomes of all assessment and treatment services are strictly confidential and will be released only to agencies or individuals specifically designated by me in writing. In addition, the fact that my child/dependent receives any services is protected and private information. I am aware that StarBright ABA may release information without my prior consent if so ordered by a court of law. I am also aware that providers are legally required to report suspected occurrences of child abuse or neglect or if I or my child present clear and present danger to ourselves or to others.