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Applied Behavior Analysis at IMPACT

Supporting families through the development and reinforcement of positive behaviors.

IMPACT’s behavior support team is comprised of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) to deliver quality services that create lasting behavior change using the science of applied behavior analysis (ABA). We support children and their families in strengthening positive behaviors and decreasing problem behaviors. This includes direct intervention, caregiver training, teacher education, and collaboration with other therapy providers to encourage generalized behavior change in all environments. Each learner’s programming is a reflection of their individualized needs determined with direct and indirect assessments.

If your child has been referred for ABA, IMPACT Therapy will request the Comprehensive Developmental Evaluation (CDE) noting formal diagnosis before services can begin. If your insurance is Medicaid, the CDE must be completed by a neurologist, psychiatrist, psychologist, or developmental pediatrician.

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What should you expect during the evaluation process?

  • All intake documents provided by IMPACT should be completed in full prior to requesting an initial assessment. This includes additional requested documents from other providers, such as the CDE.

  • The BCBA will request an initial assessment through your insurance. Once approved, the assessment will be scheduled.

  • At least one caregiver must attend the assessment with their child.

  • Once the assessment is complete, the report will be compiled and sent to caregivers for approval and signature.

  • Once IMPACT Therapy receives the signed report, it will be sent to insurance for authorization for recommended therapy hours.

  • Following authorization approval, the patient will be placed in a permanent weekly therapy time slot or on the waitlist

I am proud to be a part of a team that puts others in front of themselves.
Lawrence Mvrica
IMPACT Foundation Board Member
I can’t say enough great things about The Summer Escape program! Trusting people when you have a child with special needs is often a scary thing. You want to make sure the people surrounding your little one are kind, caring, and able keep them safe. We are so lucky to have found this program and love all of the people who help run things.
Caitlin Huard
The most comforting aspect as a parent, is knowing that my son is in an environment where he can learn and is understood. I am very thankful for the school's mission to educate kids with learning differences and the teachers and administrators that make this happen every day.
Shacarra Sigler
We struggled with the school placement decision, because we wanted to find the right school that would be a good fit for our son. I am so glad that we chose IMPACT; they are so helpful, caring, and understand my son’s specific needs. They have accommodated his needs on so many levels, which I believe would have been unmet at other schools.
Shacarra Sigler
Our son has a rare genetic syndrome, delayed development and learning disabilities. We have been bringing him to IMPACT Tallahassee since he was 1-year-old and he will soon be 10. The staff in the office, the teachers, the aides are all amazing with the children; I'm very impressed with their professionalism and compassion. I personally recommend IMPACT to people on a regular basis.
Teresa Corbet
IMPACT Tallahassee and their staff have become such an important part of our lives over the last 9 years. We couldn't imagine not being there on a weekly basis.
Teresa Corbet