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NPR Story on Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism

Story. A very concise article and sound podcast on NPR depicting the effectiveness yet reluctance by insurance companies to cover applied behavior analysis (ABA). The family sued the state to cover ABA under insurance.
But despite the potential of the treatment, the insurance company said they would not cover the costs.
They won - twice:
When a decision came down earlier in September, the state Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Michelettis. The judges ordered the insurance company to pay in full for all of Jake's therapy.
Of interest is the claim that ABA is not proven to be effective, is experimental, will increase insurance costs if covered, and should be done by schools. Obviously the insurance companies don't want to cover ABA as it takes away from their profits. There is one truth, though. There is no real lisenced ABA providers. Currently they are only certified, and there is a limited number of those individuals. To make matters worse, there are associate behavior analysts that are not billable for insurance, even in states that do require ABA insurance coverage. ABA has been around for decades. It has been show to be effective with the Lovaas, Sallows, Smith, and other studies. Not sure what else there could be to contribute. And lastly, I suspect that the school might eventually do ABA but not in my lifetime, nor my son's. Ironically, the podcast had a clip of a session but some of us think that was SRA's Language for Learning - something available to public schools for many years now.