NESS BEHAVIOR cONSULTING
NESS Behavior Consulting [NESS] was founded in 2018, one year before the COVID-19 school closures. Currently, we offer services to improve the physical, emotional, and social development of children with a primary diagnosis of autism and meet the requirements of IEPs and court orders. We are devoted to our work with autistic children and their parents and caregivers. Our programs are designed to improve behavior and social skills through applied behavior analysis (ABA). NESS offers in-home ABA therapy, in-school consultation services, and child care services for students with disabilities and general education.
NESS was created to increase parents' awareness of their essential roles in their child's educational process and build the capacity of educators to meet the needs of students with IEP. When our professionals are educated and trained, they perform better and can lead others by example. Our clients do not have to depend solely on the school system when looking to improve upon the symptoms of their children’s special needs. We work with families to create an environment of positive and proactive learning at home.
We provide therapy in New York (Metro area & Long Island) and currently expanding to Hartford County, CT.
Frequently asked questions
For any other questions not listed, please call our Melville office at (516)-252-1444 or email at email@example.com.
How Do I Refer My Child To ness?
Call NESS directly at (516)-252-1444 for information. You may also fill out our intake form here.
What If My Child Has Already Received An Evaluation In The Past?
If your child has received any initial assessment/evaluation in the past year and you have continued concerns about your child’s development. You may contact NESS, and our skillfully trained professionals in the field will guide you in the next steps of the process.
What Insurances Are You In Network With?
We are currently in the network with most insurance plans. Our insurance acceptance list is updated regularly. Please call us at 516-252-1444 to confirm if we accept your insurance. We also offer affordable out-of-pocket rates. In addition, we also accept Care Credit, your health, wellness, and personal care credit card that provides a convenient, flexible way to pay your co-pays or even the whole services!
Our intake staff will verify your benefits, obtain pre-authorization or pre-certification, and your deductible and copay information. Still, it is essential to note that this is not a guarantee of payment from your insurance carrier. Price cannot be determined until claims are submitted and responded to by your insurance carrier. Even after benefits and eligibility are verified, you may still be responsible for payment if claims are denied.
How Do I Get Started?
Contact our office at 1-516-252-1444 or click here to refer your child and obtain more information. If you plan to use your insurance benefits, we can check with your insurance carrier to get a quote for benefits and authorization or pre-certification. Once this step is completed, we will need you to complete an intake packet and send a prescription for ABA and a diagnosis report. We will then request that one of our skilled BCBAs contact you to complete an assessment, where they will work with your child and family to create the skill acquisition and behavior intervention plans. We can also provide additional services if you currently have an IEP or IFSP and are looking to supplement those services, as this therapy will occur through your medical insurance rather than the school.
What Will You Work On With My Child?
Our ABA therapy focuses on teaching your child functional skills in a natural environment so that they become as happy and independent as possible. We specialize in reducing and increasing useful communication skills, reducing challenging behaviors by increasing functional behaviors, improving play and social skills, and increasing daily living skills. BCBAs (Board Certified Behavior Analysts) will create individualized goals for your child and family after conducting an initial assessment and will involve the child’s caregivers to ensure generalization. A team-based approach of the child’s therapists, caregivers, and child is taken to involve everyone in the child’s progress.
How Do I Check If See If My Insurance Covers The Cost Of ABA (Autism Services) For My Child?
NESS will follow up with your insurance company to verify eligibility, benefits, and co-pays, if applicable.
Where are therapy services provided?
Services are provided at home or (if your insurance approves) in the community setting.
Is There An Age Requirement For Services?
No. NESS provides services to children from birth and on.
Do You Offer Speech Services?