** Notice** Hiring Behavior Technicians and Registered Behavior Technicians. Must be able to start Tues/Thursdays 9-12 at the Center for training. Hours at the Therapy Center and in homes. See our ad on Indeed for more info!
GBS is now also a licensed preschool for ASD and developmental delays! Enrolling for summer 2019 now!
- funding assistance may be available through local IU or as related service via IEP
The GBS Therapy Center for Autism and Behavior Management in Montoursville, PA provides effective, intensive, data driven, fun, interactive 1:1 therapy to children with autism, communication and behavioral challenges. It provides therapy based in Applied Behavior Analysis in an intensive, fun environment.
Our staff are Registered Behavior Technicians and Behavior Technicians who are supervised and trained by a doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analyst/Autism Specialist/Licensed Behavior Specialist under the PA State Board of Medicine with well over 20 years experience working with children with Autism and behavioral/communication challenges.
We base everything we do in a fun, enjoyable learning environment. Intensive instruction is well balanced with play and physical activity.
Your child is important to us, and our first priority is having fun!
Parents are a vital component in the therapy process, therefore you will be consulted and an active part of all we do to teach new skills and reduce problem behavior. Parents are encouraged to schedule their own 1:1 sessions on Fridays, for their own private session at the center. These private sessions are focused on generalization of skills to the home and community and to help promote parent involvement and confidence.
For children attending the center, preschool/daycare shadowing for generalization of skills may be available.
** Accepting Registration for all Programs Now!**
Social Skills Club: After school social skills group for children ages 8-12, high functioning ASD (when ample enrollment)
After School Intensive Therapy: Intensive 1:1 therapy and tutoring for school age students, conducted at the Center. (Elementary age, for students who have previously had services at the center)
Center Sessions: Jan 2019: Tuesday/Thursdays 9-12. Intensive 1:1 sessions at the Center for ages 2-5. Additional sessions may open as cohort fills.
Summer 2019: Full Day Summer Therapy Program: 9-2, Monday through Thursday from Mid June to August (typically an 8 wk program. Talk to your child’s IEP Team. Program may be used as a “related service” for ESY.
Additional new programs coming!
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Most major medical will cover ABA for children with an autism diagnosis.
- Seek diagnosis early… often very long wait time for diagnostic evaluation. Early intervention in the most effective!
- Call your insurance carrier and ask specifically about ABA services for your child, are they covered? This is typically under Behavioral Health.
- When you call us you will need:
- Insurance information
- Child’s Date of Birth
- Current Psychological Evaluation with Diagnosis
GBS will work with parents on private pay, daily co-pays and with high deductibles (payment plans, discounts, etc)
GBS is currently credentialed with the following insurance companies. Please note, credentialing does not guarantee coverage of ABA services. Call your insurance today. (Medical Assistance not accepted at this time, but we are working on it). Highmark, Premier Blue, First Priority Blue, Blue Cross, Tricare, Magellan, Optum, UBH, Aetna, Coventry, First Health, and others.