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A Day in the Life of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst

February 25th, 2019

Meet Jane, a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst in our Center for Developmental Pediatrics Program. Below, Jane describes what a day looks like for her here at Siskin:

"As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with Siskin, my day usually consists of going to families’ homes for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) sessions to work with children and meet with their families. ABA sessions are often conducted by behavior therapists (Registered Behavior Technicians) who work under the BCBA. When I go see a child for an ABA session, I spend time observing the therapist’s session, providing feedback and on-going training and support, as well as working 1:1 with the child. I review the data collected in previous sessions and make updates as needed based on the child’s progress. Parents are encouraged to participate in their child’s therapy sessions, so oftentimes we are all working together during sessions. I also check in with parents to see how their child is doing, and if they have any concerns or recent successes they would like to discuss. I talk with parents about their child’s behavior plan, and how they are doing in school and in their other therapies."

Have questions about our ABA program? Contact us at 423.490.7710 for more information or visit the ABA Therapy page on our website. You can also visit the Autism Speaks ABA page to learn more about ABA Therapy.

* Please note- a physician referral is required for ABA therapy services.

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IMPORTANT REINTEGRATION PLAN INFORMATION

The Early Learning Center (ELC) will reopen its doors for business on Monday, June 15, 2020.
Temporary business hours for the ELC will be from 8:00a to 5:00p.

In order to reopen the ELC, we have enhanced our safety and health measures to help mitigate the potential risk of COVID-19. These enhanced safety measures were developed based on the guidance provided by the CDC as well as other guidelines issued at the state and local levels. All parents and families will receive packets with detailed information regarding our COVID-19 safety measures to protect their children and our staff.

Developmental Pediatrics and Therapy Services in both our Chattanooga and Nashville locations are now allowing limited in-person services by appointment only. Walk-ins are currently not available and access to our clinics is only allowed if you have passed our comprehensive screening process, detailed in patient appointment communications. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment please call. 

Telehealth Services Available! We continue to provide medical and therapy services, including applied behavior analysis and home and community-based early intervention therapy, via tele-health during this time. Contact your provider for a referral today or visit our telehealth page for more information.

Institute leadership, with the guidance of our medical and therapy teams has implemented a for precautionary/sanitation protocols, staff training, and patient traffic flow measures to protect our patients, families, and staff. This is a multi-phased approach to mitigate risks associated with COVID-19. Phase one of this plan has already been executed and all patients, families, and staff have been notified or trained. We will announce enhancements to our reintegration plan over the next weeks and months based on the guidance provided by local and state health departments and the CDC. 


For more information on how Siskin Children's Institute is addressing this health concern and links to important information locally, regionally, and nationally, including information about how to talk to your children about Coronavirus, and additional resources in the Chattanooga and Nashville areas, click HERE.


Prescription Refills or Questions? Click HERE for the Athena Patient Portal or Call the Nurse Line 423.490.7734. Please visit the Athena Patient Portal on our website and read our recently Updated Prescription Policy before calling the number above.


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