What Ryther ABA Does
Ryther ABA works with youth with autism ages 3-12 in a center-based ABA program. Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA, involves observing and assessing the child’s behavior and teaching replacement behaviors through reinforcement. Center-based ABA provides children with a structured environment in which they learn a variety of important skills; this can be particularly helpful for children with autism who are currently attending school or who will enter school soon by helping them adjust to the routine of going to a set location to learn.
Families will work alongside a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to set goals and create an individualized treatment plan that is developmentally appropriate for their child. Each treatment plan will depend on the assessment conducted by ABA program staff along with input from the child’s family. Ryther ABA uses evidence-based strategies to work on language, communication, emotional regulation, skill acquisition, and behavior management. We also offer caregiver-training sessions to help families reinforce the progress made at Ryther.
While Applied Behavioral Analysis can be used to change behaviors in anyone, Ryther ABA focuses on behaviors impacted by an autism diagnosis. Program staff will consult regularly with mental health experts to approach any emerging mental health concerns from a multidisciplinary lens.
Locations for Services and Hours
We currently offer center-based ABA therapy at our North Seattle location. We offer an AM session for children ages (3-5) and an after-school PM session for children and pre-adolescents ages (6-12), Monday through Thursday.
AM: 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
PM: 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Insurance and Medicaid Coverage
Call 206.517.0234 to confirm your insurance plan coverage. Ryther ABA accepts the insurance plans listed below, but it is important that you keep up-to-date with your health plan, especially as there are annual changes. For commercially insured clients, Ryther will submit claims on your behalf. Stay tuned, as we hope to offer Medicaid services in the near future!
To ensure ABA is covered by your insurance, here are some important steps to take:
1. Have an autism diagnosis from the last year by a diagnosing provider.
2. Have a referral for ABA from your primary care physician, psychologist, or psychiatrist.
We also recommend you call your insurance provider and ask about any restrictions on ABA in your plan.
In-network: Premera, First Choice Health, Regence, Multiplan
Out-of-network: Beacon Health Options, Kaiser Permanente, United Behavioral Health, Providence Behavioral Health
For a full list of out-of-pocket costs, look at Frequently Used Forms or click here.