Applied Behavior Analysis
Community Partnerships of Idaho now provides ABA services to children on an individualized basis.
ABA or Applied Behavior Analysis is a scientifically proven intervention approach which uses principles that increase skills and decrease challenging behavior by using positive reinforcement strategies.
ABA focuses on the analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation of social and other environmental modifications to produce meaningful changes in behavior.
ABA includes the use of direct observation, measurement, and functional analysis of the relations between environment and behavior. It uses changes in environmental events, including antecedent stimuli and consequences, to produce practical and significant changes in behavior. These relevant environmental events are usually identified through a variety of specialized assessment methods.
Children diagnosed with Autism who receive Applied Behavior Analysis treatment have shown an increase in skill building, behavior and social interactions.
Many private insurance companies now provide coverage for ABA services for children diagnosed with Autism.
Jenny Vickhammer is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with Community Partnerships of Idaho. As a BCBA, Jenny uses the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to work with people, both individually and in groups, to identify and increase desired behaviors. She performs assessments and develops specific plans with stakeholders. Jenny trains and supervises varying levels of professionals working with the individuals she serves. She firmly believes that every person should have access to a full quality of life and be as independent as possible.
Jenny feels lucky that she gets to work with individuals with developmental delays and disabilities across the age span. She received her Master’s in Education with a focus on low-incidence disabilities from the University of Montana. Jenny completed her ABA coursework through Montana State University-Billings while conducting fieldwork experience in adult group home and early intensive behavior intervention settings.
Jenny has strong experience in increasing verbal behavior, both spoken and with the use of Augmentative Alternate Communications (AAC). Her background includes teaching social groups, teaching ABA parent groups and the treatment of challenging behaviors. When she is not working, Jenny enjoys running.
Heather Orchard is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with Community Partnerships of Idaho. Heather received her bachelor's degree in Social Work from Boise State University and her Master’s Degree in Counseling at Oregon State University. She obtained her BCBA certification in 2016.
Heather enjoys watching children and families she serves make progress through the science of Applied Behavior Analysis.
In her spare time Heather enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Ocscar and Izzy, as well as playing the piano, reading, and Boise State football.
Community Partnerships of Idaho (CPI) is contracted with several payers, including Optum, St. Luke’s Health Partners, Regence, First Choice Health, and Idaho Physicians Network to provide ABA services to their members.
CPI is also in the process of joining the Blue Cross of Idaho and Tricare networks.
We are able obtain single-case agreements or bill out-of-network to most health plans. Call CPI’s ABA department to discuss your insurance coverage.
Please contact our ABA department for more information at email@example.com or (208) 405-0587.