WHAT AGE GROUP DOES BIA SERVE?
BIA’s provides services across our programs to children and adolescents from 18 months to 18 years. Afternoon availability fills up quickly, anyone available for services in the morning, typically has quicker access to services.
WHAT AREAS DOES BIA SERVE?
BIA serves the following regions:
Fresno and surrounding Central Valley including Madera, Clovis, Kerman, Sanger, Coarsegold, Easton, Caruthers, Riverdale
San Francisco Bay Areas of: San Francisco to Palo Alto, Inner East Bay (Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito), South to Fremont/Union City, East to Concord.
The greater Salinas and Monterey areas including; Pacific Grove, Carmel, Seaside, Marina, Soledad, Greenfield
WHERE WILL TREATMENT OCCUR?
The location of treatment is determined during your child’s Initial Treatment Planning. If capacity allows services could occur at our clinic, your home and in the community. In most cases, a combination of settings is determined to best meet the child’s needs for access to generalization opportunities.
DOES BIA WORK ON SPEECH AND LANGUAGE?
BIA has a very comprehensive curriculum, and speech and language goals are addressed daily and are a large focus of the program. In some instances, you may have a clinical supervisor involved who is a licensed SLP.
HOW EXPERIENCED IS YOUR STAFF?
BIA prides itself in an excellent retention rate of staff. Supervisors at BIA are the most experienced in the industry with a 7 year average length of tenure.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR SERVICES TO START?
Once accepted for treatment and if appointments are maintained as scheduled an assessment is typically completed within 30-60 days with services beginning within 30 days of that.
WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS?
Once you contact BIA, we will notify you as to whether we have an opening. BIA does not have a waiting list so if we do not have an opening we will urge you to check back with us in a few months and to seek alternate services in the meantime.
Should BIA have an opening we will set up an intake appointment in our office. Once this is complete and your authorization for an assessment is approved by your insurance/funding source then our supervisors will begin the assessment process. During this process, we are very responsive and available by phone to answer your questions.
WHAT METHOD DOES BIA USE?
BIA’s 25 years of experience has allowed us to develop a highly successful and effective approach utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in an individualized manner in order to meet the learning styles of each of our client’s. BIA’s approach is developmentally based while incorporating a child’s interests in order to keep treatment highly motivating.
HOW MANY HOURS PER WEEK DO YOU PROVIDE?
BIA typically provides between 10-35 hours per week of intensive early intervention services. The number of hours recommended is based on your child’s needs.