Our Services

FAQs

 

 

My child has just been diagnosed with autism. What is the best treatment option?

ABA therapy is the only therapy with more than 30 years of research proving its effectiveness with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Children typically require 10-40 hours of therapy per week to target developmental skill deficits.

 

There are other therapies that can be implemented in addition to ABA therapy, such as speech and occupational therapy.

My child does not have a diagnosis, but ABA therapy was recommended to help with language and social skills. Do you work with children who aren’t “diagnosed”?

 Yes, we work with many children experiencing language and/or social delays, exposing them to more natural learning procedures and targeting only the specific areas of language development that need attention.

I have read children need 30-40 hours of ABA therapy per week. Do you require a certain number hours to start a therapy program?

Research does indicate that a quality ABA program implemented 30-40 hours per week is the best treatment for a child diagnosed with autism. We do not require that parents commit to a minimum number of hours; however, we will often start with a minimum of 10 hours per week if possible. Many of our children attend school and/or other therapies and some are very high functioning and do not require 10 or more hours per week. We will work with you to find the right balance between the hours absolutely necessary for progress and what you would like for your child’s program.

Do you offer ABA therapy 30-40 hours per week as an intensive intervention program for autism?

Yes, we do offer intensive ABA programs for 20, 30 and 40 hours per week.

What is the first step in getting my child’s therapy started?

You will need to come in to our clinic to fill out intake forms and decide upon a potential therapy schedule for your child. We will then schedule an assessment to begin your child’s program development.

 

If you have insurance coverage for your child’s therapy, we will need to secure an authorization before scheduling and performing the assessment.

Do you offer to perform therapy in settings other than your clinic?

 Yes, we do provide therapy in home and school settings, in the South Florida area. Most of our services, including one-to-one Verbal Behavior therapy programs, are provided in our clinic, but we will make every effort to provide our services in your preferred location.

What do you charge for your services?

Our fees vary depending on the service you are requesting. Please contact our office for our current fee schedule.

What types of payment do you accept?

We accept payment in the form of check or cash.

Do you accept insurance and if so, which insurance companies are you a provider for?

Yes, we do accept insurance. We are an “in-network” provider for Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Cigna and United Healthcare. We also accept AvMed and work with UMBH to receive funding for services. If your insurance carrier is not listed and you believe you are eligible to receive coverage for ABA services, we will contact the company and determine eligibility. See our Insurance Coverage page for more information.

I think my insurance will pay for ABA therapy. What do I need to do?

If you believe your insurance company will pay for your child’s therapy, you will need to fill out an Insurance Information sheet and we will contact your insurance company to determine the extent of your coverage. Please see our Insurance Coverage page where we provide the form you will need to fill out and submit to our office.

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contact:

(T) (305) 668-8644 

(F) (305) 668-6010

 

 

 info@mestrebehavior.com 

 

 

MESTRE BEHAVIOR
11060 SW 88th Street 

Miami, FL 33176

499 NW 70th Avenue
Plantation, FL 33317

 

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