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A Day in the Life of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst

February 25th, 2019

Meet Jane, a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst in our Center for Developmental Pediatrics Program. Below, Jane describes what a day looks like for her here at Siskin:

"As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with Siskin, my day usually consists of going to families’ homes for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) sessions to work with children and meet with their families. ABA sessions are often conducted by behavior therapists (Registered Behavior Technicians) who work under the BCBA. When I go see a child for an ABA session, I spend time observing the therapist’s session, providing feedback and on-going training and support, as well as working 1:1 with the child. I review the data collected in previous sessions and make updates as needed based on the child’s progress. Parents are encouraged to participate in their child’s therapy sessions, so oftentimes we are all working together during sessions. I also check in with parents to see how their child is doing, and if they have any concerns or recent successes they would like to discuss. I talk with parents about their child’s behavior plan, and how they are doing in school and in their other therapies."

Have questions about our ABA program? Contact us at 423.490.7710 for more information or visit the ABA Therapy page on our website. You can also visit the Autism Speaks ABA page to learn more about ABA Therapy.

* Please note- a physician referral is required for ABA therapy services.

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Siskin Children’s Institute has issued the following Health Advisory:

 

Ensuring the safety of the children we serve and our staff is our primary concern. In a moment where our community and nation is preparing for a potential outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) the leadership of Siskin Children’s Institute has decided to close all of our programs, including the Siskin Center for Developmental Pediatrics, Early Learning Center, Home and Community-Based Early Intervention, Family Voices, and all Therapy Clinic Services including Occupational, Physical, Speech, and Applied Behavior Analysis.

 

Effective immediately Siskin Children's Institute will be closed to the public through Friday, April 24. 

Although closed to the public, there are critical aspects of our organization that will remain operational. We will be providing limited medical care, therapy services, ABA services, and home visiting services via tele-health.

 

Please be safe, follow safety protocols, wash your hands, and take care of your loved ones as we navigate through this challenging time.


For more information on how Siskin Children's Institute is addressing this health concern and links to important information locally, regionally, and nationally, including information about how to talk to your children about Coronavirus, and additional resources in the Chattanooga and Nashville areas, visit siskin.org/healthadvisory.


Prescription Refills or Questions? Click HERE for the Athena Patient Portal or Call the Nurse Line 423.490.7734. Please visit the Athena Patient Portal on our website and read our recently Updated Prescription Policy before calling the number above.


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