In-Home Autism Services/ABA Program (Applied Behavior Analysis)
Scarab’s Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program provides intense, individualized behavioral health services to children and youth age 2 to 18 who have been diagnosed with a developmental disability and are displaying severely disruptive and dangerous behaviors at home and in the community. This may include Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Down Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and other neurological disorders. The mission of Scarab’s ABA program is to help manage disruptive behaviors and increase the children’s ability to adapt to everyday situations. These effective, evidence-based treatments are provided in the locations where the disruptive behaviors occur, such as home, school, and the community.
Behaviors displayed by the children and youth served in Scarab’s ABA program include severe self-injury, physical aggression to others, destruction of property, toileting issues, elopement, severe disruption in academic settings and in the community, screaming, biting, and other abnormal behavior (e.g. loud noises, rocking, hand flapping). These families have been limited in their ability to function in an appropriate manner at home and in the community and have been confined in their ability to engage in community activities. Families may be unable to shop, go out to restaurants or church, or have a successful trip to the doctor’s office due to the severity, intensity, and frequency of the child’s behavioral issues.
Scarab collaborates with other service providers in the child’s life, including school personnel, primary care physicians (PCP), speech pathologists (SP),occupational therapists (OT), and others to create an effective plan for success. Treatment planning and interventions are tailored to each child and family’s specific needs. Scarab also provides school-based consulting services for students with challenging behaviors. As progress is made, Scarab staff reduce their time in the school so that those that have daily interaction with the child (e.g., parents, caregivers, etc.) will be able to continue helping them reach new goals and lead productive lives.
Scarab provides the ABA program to the Middle Tennessee area including, but not limited to, Davidson, Robertson, Cheatham, Dickson, Williamson, Maury, Rutherford, and Sumner counties.
Referrals may be made by healthcare organizations, hospitals, schools, as well as individuals such as pediatricians, neurologists, medical specialists, parents, teachers, occupational therapists and speech therapists.