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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 252-6531.