Therapy Services

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Our unique setting, a historic home, located in the heart of downtown Northville, provides a calm, welcoming, and natural environment for our members. Having our center in a home enables our practitioners to teach a wide array of life skills to our members that promotes generalization to their own familiar environments.  

 

For inquiries, email us at clinical@livingandlearningcenter.org. 

We currently accept the following insurance providers for ABA Therapy:

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ABA Therapy

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At Living and Learning Enrichment Center, our Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) team focuses their practice on adolescents, and adults. We provide a focused treatment model that prioritizes interest-based learning to teach a variety of life, communication and social skills. Our team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts work towards using the most up to date research and individually based treatment to work on goals that are socially significant to each individual. ABA services are provided through the following modalities:

  • Direct 1:1 services– In these sessions, a technician will work with your child to teach the skills related to the goals in the treatment plan. The BCBA will oversee these goals, ensure progress is being made, and make changes as needed. This is a great time for them to learn skills through an individualized approach, have the benefit of the 1:1 technician to assist them through naturally occurring social situations, and work on any additional individualized skills such as: communication, daily living skills, and replacement behaviors.

  • Structured social skills groups– Members within the program are paired into groups with individuals that have similar social skills and deficits. These typically occur for 1 hour per week and are a mix of didactic learning and application and are led by a lead technician or BCBA.

  • Parent collaboration sessions– Parents meet with BCBA on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to review progress on treatment goals and how they can be applied and generalized into the home setting. BCBA can also help address any additional challenges within the home setting and provide parents with the tools to work through these challenges.

As your child gains skills within these sessions, generalization into other Living and Learning programming will occur as they are able to independently navigate the social environment and meet treatment goals. Extra-curricular programming (hangouts, gamers club, etc) are not covered by insurance.

Due to the therapeutic nature of these services, we do require a commitment to weekly sessions within the clinically recommended hours per week.

About our Therapist Designations:

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)- Masters level clinician, certified by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board after completion of masters degree, 1500-2000 field hours, and passing of BCBA exam.

    Develops and oversees treatment plans for individuals on caseload. Supervises each member and RBT weekly to make adjustments to goals as needed. write programs to target goals and train staff on implementation of programs

    Meets regularly with parents to teach them concepts and generalize goals into the home setting

  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)- Completion of 40 hours of training, and passing of exam for cerfitication.

    RBTs assist in delivering behavior analysis services and practice under the direction and close supervision of an RBT Supervisor/BCBA.

    Conducts 1:1 sessions with members, scheduled on a weekly basis

 

ABA Onboarding Process

Step 1

Diagnosis must be obtained from AAEC provider for BCBS and BCN

Full comprehensive diagnostic evaluation required for all insurances

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Step 2

Initial Screening call to determine fit for services

Step 3:

Intake and Assessment Scheduled with BCBA

Step 4:

Treatment Plan written and sent for insurance approval

Step 5:

Services Start Upon Insurance Approval

ABA Hours of Operation

ABA Teen Services (13-18)
Monday- Friday 2pm-7pm

Adult Services:
Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm

Psychotherapy

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About Psychotherapy Services

Clinical Psychologists:

  • Nadine Ali, M.A., TLLP
  • Erica Miletti, M.A., TLLP

1:1 psychotherapy sessions at 315 Griswold typically 1hr/week but determined based on need
Virtually or in person (Zoom or phone)
Private Pay Only

Psychotherapy Services Process

  • After an inquiry, the therapist will provide a 15-minute phone consultation to the family or member to determine if psychotherapy services are appropriate for the member’s needs.
  • After the phone consultation, an intake is scheduled. If the member is a minor, the first intake would be with the parents and the second appointment will be with the child.
  • Supervision by a Licensed Psychologist is required for master’s level psychologists. Therapists will consult with their supervising psychologist to ensure appropriate decisions in cases. If the case is not within the scope of practice of the therapist or if the client may benefit from an alternative provider, a referral will be made. The first 4-6 psychotherapy sessions are typically used as a trial period to assess the member’s motivation for therapy and progression of the therapeutic alliance.

Psychotherapy Modalities

  • Individual Psychotherapy Sessions: This will be conducted 1:1 in a naturalistic setting with the clinical psychologist or via Telehealth. This is a safe space where an individual can meet to discuss various matters, including mental health challenges, life stressors, increasing happiness, or changing behaviors. The therapist and client will collaborate to create a treatment plan to target specific goals for intervention.
    Sessions can be conducted in 30, 45, or 60 minutes.
  • Family Psychotherapy Sessions: Family participation in treatment is often crucial for progress. Psychotherapy sessions can be conducted with the therapist and with the parent(s) or guardian(s) present. During these sessions, the client may or may not be present. These sessions last for 50 minutes and can be done weekly or biweekly.
  • Group Psychotherapy: Attending group therapy sessions may be beneficial to members who are looking to address specific challenges in a setting with other individuals who are experiencing the same concern.

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School Consultation

By partnering with Living and Learning for school consults, you are taking a significant step toward providing the best possible education for your students. Our dedicated BCBA professionals are here to support, guide, and empower both educators and students on their educational journey.

Contact us today to learn more about our BCBA School Consultation services and how we can enhance the educational experience for your students.

Unlocking the Full Potential of Every Student

At Living and Learning Enrichment Center, we are committed to providing the highest level of support and care to all students, especially those with unique learning and behavioral needs. To achieve this, we offer BCBA School Consultation services.

What is BCBA School Consultation?

BCBA stands for Board Certified Behavior Analyst, a highly trained and certified professional in the field of behavior analysis. A BCBA can play a crucial role in enhancing the educational experience for students, particularly those with developmental disorders or behavioral challenges.

How BCBA Consultation Benefits Your School:

  • Customized Assessments: Our BCBA specialists conduct in-depth assessments to understand the specific needs and challenges of each student. This personalized approach allows us to develop effective strategies.
  • Behavior Intervention Planning: Based on assessments, our BCBA experts create Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) that are tailored to the unique requirements of each student. These plans provide guidance to teachers, parents, and support staff on how to manage and improve behaviors.
  • Training and Collaboration: We work closely with educators, school staff, and parents to ensure that everyone is on the same page. Our BCBA professionals provide training and ongoing support to implement BIPs effectively.
  • Data-Driven Progress Monitoring: We utilize data collection and analysis to track progress and make necessary adjustments to the intervention strategies. This ensures that students continue to make positive strides in their development.
  • Inclusive Education: BCBA consultation fosters a more inclusive educational environment by helping all students, including those with special needs, to thrive academically and socially.

BCBA Parent Consultation Services

At Living and Learning we understand the essential role parents play in the growth and development of their children. Our Parent Consultation services are designed to empower parents with the knowledge and strategies needed to support their child’s unique needs.

What is Parent Consultation?

Parent Consultation involves working closely with parents to provide guidance and support in managing their child’s behavior, developmental challenges, and learning needs.

By engaging in these sessions, you are taking an active role in supporting your child’s well-being and development. Our experienced BCBA professionals are here to guide you on this journey of growth and empowerment.

Contact us today to learn more about our BCBA Parent Consultation services and how we can help you provide the best support for your child

How BCBA Parent Consultation Benefits You:

  • Personalized Support: Our BCBA specialists collaborate with you to gain a deep understanding of your child’s individual needs and challenges. We then create a tailored plan to address these specific concerns.
  • Behavior Management Strategies: We provide evidence-based strategies for managing and improving your child’s behavior. These strategies can be applied at home, in school, and in various settings to create a positive and consistent environment for your child.
  • Communication Skills: We help enhance your communication and interaction skills with your child. Effective communication can lead to improved understanding and cooperation between parents and their children.
  • Skill-Building: Our experts guide you in supporting your child’s skill development in areas such as social skills, self-regulation, and daily living skills, all crucial for their growth and independence.
  • Progress Monitoring: We assist you in tracking your child’s progress and provide ongoing support and adjustments to the strategies as needed. This ensures that your child continues to thrive.
  • Advocacy: We empower parents to advocate for their child’s needs and rights within educational and community settings, ensuring they receive the best support and resources available.