Families can inquire about beginning ABA, Occupational, or Speech therapy at Look Up Therapy by scheduling a phone consultation or filling out our Getting Started form (located below). Each family who contacts us works with a referral coordinator, a dedicated guide to walk them through the enrollment process. Our referral coordinators stay with our families from their first call (step one) through their assessment (step six).
Every family who is interested in services at Look Up Therapy can speak with a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®), licensed Occupational therapist, or Speech Pathologist to learn more about their requested therapy, and what it might look like for their loved one. Our goal is to help families find the best therapeutic match for their loved ones, so this initial conversation is designed to help us learn more about one another.
At Look Up Therapy, we best help families when we have a full picture of their child. This may mean asking questions about behavior, health history, development, academic level, skill acquisition, strengths, and interests. The more honest parents are about their concerns, the more likely we can help them find the right fit for their child going forward.
We also serve as a resource for the families who contact us. Common questions parents often have for our BCBAs, OT, or SLP at this stage include:
ABA, OT, and SLP are the most successful form of therapy for individuals with autism diagnoses and many other diagnoses. They are approved by the United States Surgeon General and covered by insurance in every county in which Look Up Therapy is located. We offer complimentary insurance verification for families to find out the extent of their benefits for services, including copay and deductible amounts. After we collect financial information, we review it with parents and provide an estimated monthly cost of services as well as any help we can provide.
After the financial review, families then complete the initial paperwork. This includes consent for services, allergy and general health information, evaluations, medication authorization, and exchange of information permission (for example, with teachers or physicians).
At this point, a clinical director at Look Up Therapy also provides parents with a handbook and client rights information. Parents and a clinical director review and finalize paperwork at a meeting before beginning therapy.
Your loved one is now ready to begin therapeutic services at Look Up Therapy. The family’s referral coordinator will introduce them to the local BCBA, Occupational therapist, or Speech Pathologist they will be working with, and one or two assessment meetings will be scheduled.
Depending on clinical capacity, the family may be placed on a waitlist. In this case, the average time on our waitlist is one month depending on their insurance funder.
Assessment and/or evaluation is the final step of the intake process and the first clinical visit. This is an opportunity for our experienced BCBAs, OTs, or SLPs to assess the current level of a child’s skills across multiple areas and gather baseline data on behavior.
The assessment/evaluation may take up to 4 hours and can be conducted in the family’s home, child’s school, daycare, or at Look Up Therapy center. Parents are very involved in this process, and they often attend sessions to help their child demonstrate skills, or to help the clinician set up the most common conditions under which a certain behavior occurs.
Our therapists use this time to gain comprehensive knowledge about the child they will be working with, such as their language and communication, adaptive functioning, and social skills. Their goal is to target areas for teaching.
After the assessment/evaluation is completed, our therapists determine a treatment plan and outline goals for therapy. This plan, along with a therapy schedule, is finalized with parents and then submitted to their insurance carrier for pre-authorization. Their child is then ready to start making noticeable strides through ABA, OT, or SLP therapy at Look Up Therapy.