- We accept all WA Medicaid plans, Premera, BCBS, Cigna, Optum / United, Kaiser Permanente, Beacon Health Option
- Don’t see your plan on the list? Give us a call, we may be able to contract specifically to support your needs.
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What insurances do you accept?
Do you provide mental health therapy or counseling?
No, we do not. Applied Behavior Analysis is a science related to the most effective ways of learning and teaching. We provide specialized therapy to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities to support learning, growth, and independence.
What types of ABA therapy do you offer?
We offer an approach to ABA therapy that sets us apart. Rather than focus on discrete skills taught at a table or other isolated setting we focus primarily on skills that will have a substantial impact on our client’s lives in both the short term and in terms of long-term outcomes. We utilize a variety of best practice approaches focusing on building positive motivation for clients to participate in therapy and learn to love learning. Our services are provided in 1:1 and small group formats in the clinic, home, and community settings and in schools.
What is the waitlist like?
Our waitlist times vary based on the time of day the client is available for therapy, location of services, and type of service needed. In general, clients with daytime availability for services have a much shorter wait than clients that are only available during the evenings and weekends.
What age clients do you serve?
We serve clients age 1-21. At this time we do not intake adults past the age of 21 for services but we do not discharge current clients based on age if they pass their 21st birthday
Does LCBS provide help in schools?
We do provide support in working with schools for all clients. These support services may include basic services such as attending meetings and coordinating with special education teams to ensure consistent services across settings. For some clients, we have provided direct consultation, coaching, and 1:1 therapy in the school setting. This level of support requires extensive collaboration and communication with the school team and an administration that is willing to support it. If you believe your child would benefit from this level of service we encourage you to start the conversation with your school team to see if they would be interested in collaborating with us.
Is there a minimum number of service hours per week?
For most clients, we recommend a minimum of 9-12 hours per week in order to achieve meaningful benefits from ABA therapy. Some clients receive nearly 40 hours per week of services based on their needs and comprehensive goal setting. Specific recommendations for hours needed to benefit from ABA therapy are provided as part of our comprehensive assessment and treatment planning process.
Where are you located?
LCBS has two locations. Our main branch is located in North Spokane at 318 E Rowan
Ave Ste 201 Spokane, WA 99207. This location provided clinic-based therapy and social skills group therapy and also serves as an office for our home and community support services and administrative team. The main office is open M 9-3, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 8-5 and Saturday and Sunday by appointment only. Our second location is located in Lacey, WA at 9329 Martin Way E Olympia, WA 98513. This location serves as an office for our Lacey/Olympia home and community services team and is open
throughout the week by appointment.
When do you provide services?
Our clinic-based services are open during the weekdays. Typical clinic programs run 4 days per week for 4 hours per day. Home and community-based services are provided 7 am-9 pm all days of the week and scheduled based on need, available behavior technicians, and client availability for services. Home-based services require an adult over the age of 18 to be present in the home during therapy.
How long does it take to start services?
The treatment plan development process begins with an open-ended discussion with one of our clinicians and is designed to identify the needs of your child and family that our team can support. Next, we conduct a direct assessment of the skill areas identified as possible areas for treatment and complete the assessment of a structure such as the VB-MAPP, ABLLS-R, Essentials for Living, or AFLS. Which assessment is selected depends on the needs of the learner. More information regarding these assessments can be found on our resources page.
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