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ABA Therapy

Golden Rule ABA provides individualized therapy sessions with the child and a parent or caregiver who knows the child well.  Often the treatment is initially done in a clinical setting then moved to the home environment or is a combination of the two. 

Therapy session length is determined by the recommended hours, goals, and availability of team members.

Therapy sessions are often paid for by health insurance or can be a private pay scenario.

Get in touch if you want to know more about how your insurance might cover behavioral therapy.

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The holistic approach to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is incredibly effective in addressing individual needs and contexts. By blending ABA principles with a deep understanding of each person's unique circumstances, this method ensures that every aspect of their life is considered in their treatment plan. Prioritizing not only behavioral changes but also overall well-being and quality of life, the holistic


ABA approach promotes meaningful and sustainable improvements.

With a focus on understanding the function of behavior and addressing underlying causes, this approach empowers individuals to thrive in all areas of their lives, making a positive impact that extends far beyond behavior management.

"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
 you touch everything.

- Lao Tzu 

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Parents as team members

Golden Rule ABA therapists and parents work closely together to help a child make changes in their behavior.  Parents don't need to guess about what therapists are doing but will sometimes be in the therapy session and sometimes be kept up to date on a session-by-session basis.

Sometimes parents are the ones helping their child with treatment and the therapist checks in via tele-health options to support parents.  Telehealth usually involves an internet connection and a secure video connection between the parent and the therapist.

How is ABA therapy paid for?

Private pay is the option when you pay for services yourself.

If you receive a diagnosis that your child has a developmental disability or an autism spectrum disorder from a physician (or a nurse practitioner) and the diagnosis includes an order for applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy, then your medical insurance will deem the ABA therapy as a medical necessity.  If you have a deductible that must be met, it will still apply.

Some insurance companies allow providers to work with their members as an "out-of-network" provider but some require us to be "in-network."  If you would like us to join your insurance network please get in touch.  We are expanding our "in-network" list as quickly as possible.

We are currently "in-network" for the following:

HMSA (Hawai'i)

HMSA Quest (Hawai'i)

Kaiser Permanente (Hawai'i)

Medicaid (Washington)

Molina (Washington)

Community Health Plan of (Washington)

Federal Blue Cross (Washington)

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At Golden Rule ABA, LLC our staff have been trained in Safety-Care Behavioral Safety Training, a leading crisis prevention training course focusing on how to prevent behavioral challenges, de-escalate early and manage behaviors safely. The curriculum is founded upon evidence-based research in the areas of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) which we believe offers our staff and those we serve with the best strategies available. Safety-Care is consistent with our goal to maintain a comfortable, safe and learning environment and it meets or exceeds the accreditation standards outlined by CARF, JCAHO, COA and other agencies concerned with quality care. If you have additional questions regarding Safety-Care and its implementation, don’t hesitate to ask.

Steps to Get Started

Step 1
Initiating Services

Step 2
Waiting List

The waitlist time can be from 0-90 days depending on your insurance and our staff availability.  Order on the waitlist is based on the order the request was received.

Step 3

We check your eligibility for ABA with your insurance & pre-authorize assessments.  Takes 1-3 weeks to hear back from insurance.

Step 4

We schedule and do assessments over 1-2 weeks, collaborate with you on a treatment program, then request to authorize services.  Insurance responds within 1-4 weeks.

Step 5

Once authorized for treatment we can provide services in your home.

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