What is TeleBehavioral Health?
TeleBehavioral Health is delivery of health related services and information via telecommunication technologies. Behavior Change Institute utilizes a secure, HIPAA compliant Electronic Health Record System to facilitate communication between families, BCI Clinicians, as well as collaborate with other professionals in the families support team (e.g., SLP, PT, OT). Through this state-of-the art system, families can access:
- Up-to-date information on their child’s treatment progress
- Clinical Correspondence
- Treatment schedule
Behavior Change Institute specializes in the provision of intensive ABA services through a TeleBehavioral Health supervision model. Through the use of technology, BCI’s Clinicians are able to access client treatment records daily through our secure patient portal. Each treatment goal is graphed daily, and treatment protocols are modified in the client’s health care record, allowing for optimal communication between the child’s treatment team.
BCI’s Telemedicine practices are all based on the current research to support this supervision modality. Tele-medicine based interventions have been shown to be effective in delivering Behavior Analytic treatment services, including:
- Conducting functional assessments and implementation of treatment protocols
- Providing evaluations and consultations
- Training practitioners & parents to implement behavior analytic treatments
Is there a provider on-site?
Absolutely! The team working with each family consists of a Supervising Clinician (BCBA/BCaBA) and Behavior Technician(s). A Behavior Technician renders services directly with the child in their home and/or community. Each week, the child’s supervising Clinician (i.e., BCBA) observes a session in real-time, either in-person or a secure video calling program. During this time, the Clinician observes the Behavior Technician implementing the child’s treatment protocol. This allows BCI to monitor progress and modify treatment protocols on a weekly basis, as well as ensure the Behavior Technician’s fidelity of implementation of the treatment plan (i.e., delivering treatment as it is written).