General Q&A

Most... We are a preferred TRICARE provider, servicing all German Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) except Geilenkirchen. We work with most U.S. health insurers and and federal funding sources. We work with German municipalities, which domestically fill the funding gap for psychological services in public health insurance. When none of the above are available, we will arrange private pay contracts.

No... Our goal is maintaining Waitlist Zero. With a prime location and competitive compensation, we have been able to grow into the largest employer of BCBAs in Germany without sacrificing quality. Across disciplines, our personable therapists have overwhelmingly served in leadership roles, are multilingual, and boast other unique qualifications.

Yes... We primarily provide services in-clinic. Our clinical space is conducive to social goals and enrichment like our Occupational Therapy Room. While we strongly encourage regular caregiver participation in therapy sessions, in-clinic services are also conducive to brief respite for caregivers managing households and families, no less a child with special needs.

When goals or logistics dictate, we will alternatively or additionally arrange for services in homes, schools, communities, and by telehealth. Other settings may be essential for teaching some goals (e.g., vocational). And telehealth can be a valuable tool when transportation is a barrier to treatment. Note, however, that some insurers may restrict locations, particularly in-school and telehealth services.

Applied Behavior Analysis

Most... Our therapists have training and experience working on everything from communication and social skills to challenging behavior, from toileting to feeding, from vocational skills to academics. Indeed, their expertise exceeds clinical domains to organizational behavior management. This said, some insurers may restrict types of goals that they will fund.

No... Our clients are primarily children with autism because this is the demographic that are most commonly supported by funding sources. However, our therapists have experience ranging from infants and geriatrics, from neurotypical people with behavioral problems to people with profound intellectual disabilities to people with rare genetic disorders like Prader-Willi and Angelman syndromes.

Depends... At intake and regularly thenceforth, our therapists conduct clinical assessments to arrive at a recommendation for hours that range from as few as one hour per every couple weeks to forty hours per week. On the lower end, these cases typically entail caregiver consultation while services are in process of being faded out or where the ratio of caregiver involvement to client needs is high. On the higher end, these cases typically entail early-intervention or high-needs cases, with intensity of hours designed to reduce long-term support requirements.

Yes... Defining features of applied behavior analysis include selecting socially important behaviors to change (e.g., through caregiver consultation) and data-based decision making. Our therapists have training and experience in all of the above programs and protocols and more. However, rather than rigidly defining ourselves by one technology, we hire scientist-practitioners who are capable of selecting among multiple technologies and, furthermore, adapting them to the preferences and needs of each student.

Occupational Therapy

Yes... Our occupational therapist, Samantha Cimarro, has a special interest in feeding and is currently organizing workshops on this topic.