Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Therapeutic interventions for children and adults based on the theory of applied behavior analysis that behavior rewarded is more likely to be repeated than behavior ignored. Frequently used for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder but also used for a variety of other disorders and diagnoses. (AIRS LR-0450.0500) Certification includes Board-certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA), and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA).

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Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406-587-1181
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Provider Profiles: Dr. Raven Lipmanson
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 2/28/2018
Organization Name: Shodair Children's Hospital
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Address:
2755 Colonial Drive
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406-444-7500
Toll Free Phone: 800-447-6614
Services Provided: Acute and Residential Treatment.

•Medical evaluation and diagnosis
•Education
•Group therapies
•Family therapy
•Pharmacogenetic consultation
•Nutritional consultation
•Psychological and neuropsychological evaluations
•Medications
•Coordination of treatment and aftercare plans with community providers
Provider Profiles: Dr. Foster, Keith, MD
Dr. Pezzoni, Kimber MD
Dr. Ponfick,Lisa MD
Dr. Rappaport, Katherine MD
Dr. Zaluski, Heather MD
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 12/26/2019
Address:
Helena, MT
Services Provided: Evaluation: There are many sections in the portal about the definition, diagnosis and treatment of autism. The diagnosis of autism might be made by various professionals such as a pediatrician, developmental pediatrician, child and adolescent psychiatrist, psychologist, LCPC or other pediatric specialist. It is important that any professional involved in diagnosis has completed additional training about autism, assessment, and diagnosis and has experience in diagnosing autism. The State offers more comprehensive assessment for autism at any of the state’s Developmental Evaluation clinics listed under the Developmental Clinic section. In order to qualify for autism insurance benefits in the state of Montana, the child must have a diagnosis of autism from one of these clinics. This can be a direct evaluation or they can review records from other clinicians. If under age six, this evaluation is done at no cost to parents. Older children’s evaluations may be funded by third party sources of funding such as insurance or Medicaid.

The treatment of autism is primarily educational. Caretakers needs to be involved. Applied Behavioral Analysis is offered by a growing number of therapists in Montana. We have tried to list them below. However the number of therapists is growing steadily and you can find an updated list on http://www.bacb.com/. There are other educational methods as well and providers are listed below.

Therapy services for autism are also delivered by Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists and Pediatric Integrative Specialists. See their sections.
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 12/26/2019

Absarokee, MT

24 Star Haven Dr.
Absarokee, MT 59001
Phone: 406-328-4956
Address:
24 Star Haven Dr.
Absarokee, MT 59001
Phone: 406-328-4956
Toll Free Phone: 406-328-4956
Services Provided: Board Certified Behavior Analyst - Doctoral. Functional Behavior Assessments, Functional Analysis, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. Skill acquisition programs and specialized instruction for individuals with autism and related disorders.
Provider Profiles: Therapists: Associated with highly trained independent consultants.

Cheryl Young-Pelton, Ed. D.
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 12/26/2019

Anaconda, MT

118 East 7th Street
Anaconda, MT 59711
Phone: 406-490-8300
Address:
118 East 7th Street
Anaconda, MT 59711
Phone: 406-490-8300
Fax: 406-565-4485
Services Provided: Southwest Montana Therapy Works provides speech, language, swallowing evaluations & therapy to infants, children and adults. We utilize a variety of complementary therapies in addition to traditional speech and language approaches, including ABA therapy.
Provider Profiles: Shelley Marie Windsor MA CCC, BCBA
info@southwestmttherapyworks.com
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 12/26/2019

Billings, MT

1537 Avenue D
Suite 111
Billings, MT 59102
Phone: 406-252-9600
Address:
1537 Avenue D
Suite 111
Billings, MT 59102
Phone: 406-252-9600
Fax: 406-657-9728
Services Provided: The Play Project (Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters) offers families an affordable and effective program to help their toddler or preschooler (age 14 mos. to 8 years) with Autism Spectrum Disorder gain language and social skills and build meaningful relationships. We work with families to teach parents, siblings and other caregivers skills and techniques to help “woo” their child out of his or her isolation in order to increase socialization, build language skills and decrease repetitive behaviors. ESGW also offers Kids Connect Social Skills Coaching, a series of classes using Michelle Garcia Winner’s “Think Social!” curriculum. Kids Connect is designed to help kids ages 9-14 who need extra support in learning and practicing social skills.
Provider Profiles: Kelly Melius in Billings
Direct phone: 406-657-9728
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 4/1/2019
1610 Poly Drive
Billings, MT 59102
Phone: 406-259-1680
Address:
1610 Poly Drive
Billings, MT 59102
Phone: 406-259-1680
Eligibility: Call for more information
Services Provided: PTC offers Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services for children, which is a evidence based practice to increase academic, social, communication, play skills and decreases problem behavior. They have several experienced providers delivering ABA under the direct supervision of Traci Burton-Sell, BCBA.
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 12/20/2014
644 Grand Avenue
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-248-2055
Address:
644 Grand Avenue
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-248-2055
Toll Free Phone: 800-820-4180
Fax: 406-248-1493
Eligibility: Children with Montana’s Autism Waiver, as well as children up to the age of 18, through private insurance or private payment sources.
Services Provided: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services for children.
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 1/4/2015

Bozeman, MT

1811 West Koch
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406-587-1181
Address:
1811 West Koch
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406-587-1181
Eligibility: State wide, we take Medicaid, insurance and private pay
Services Provided: 406-581-0901 cell(preferred)

Renae Jones provides ABA therapy primarily with children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities.
Provider Profiles: Renae Jones MA, BCBA
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 1/4/2015
1039 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 5
Bozeman, MT 59718
Phone: 406-624-6599
Organization Name: Peach Tree Clinic
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Address:
1039 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 5
Bozeman, MT 59718
Phone: 406-624-6599
Fax: 888-336-0944
Email: kristi@peachtreemt.com
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Eligibility: Medicaid, insurance, private pay
Services Provided: Offers Applied Behavior Analysis and also offers diagnostic evaluations.
Source: Montana Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 2/26/2020
1315 East Main Street
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406-587-2477
Address:
1315 East Main Street
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406-587-2477
Fax: 406-494-1979
Services Provided: Family Outreach provides Focused and Comprehensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programing that emphases skill acquisition through the life span. Family Outreach also has 10 Family Support Specialist with Autism Endorsement working in the provision of ABA programing. These services can be paid for through private insurance, state waiver’s
Provider Profiles: Jackie Mohler M.Ed, BCBA for childrens, David Bristow, M.Ed,BCBA for adult
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 1/4/2015
1122 East Main Suite 4
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406-580-2640
Address:
1122 East Main Suite 4
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406-580-2640
Eligibility: speciallearning1on1@gmail.com
Services Provided: SPECIAL LEARNING 1-ON-1LLC serves children with a variety of cognitive and behavioral disorders. We specialize in working with children with needs in the areas of language production, cognitive delays and behavioral disorders. SPECIAL LEARNING 1-ON-1LLC has experience treating children and families affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, Speech and Language Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Cognitive Delays and Emotional Disorders.
Provider Profiles: Shawna Heiser, MS, BCBA
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 1/4/2015

Butte, MT

641 Sampson Avenue
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-494-1242
Address:
641 Sampson Avenue
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-494-1242
Fax: 406-494-1979
Services Provided: Family Outreach provides Focused and Comprehensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programing that emphases skill acquisition through the life span. Family Outreach also has 10 Family Support Specialist with Autism Endorsement working in the provision of ABA programing. These services can be paid for through private insurance, state waiver’s
Provider Profiles: Jackie Mohler M.Ed, BCBA for childrens, David Bristow, M.Ed,BCBA for adult
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 1/4/2015
Address:
501 East Front St
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-565-6912
Fax: 406-565-5040
Email: Tristyn@serenityinmotion.org
Services Provided: Tristen Valentino, LCPC
Clinical therapy for special needs children. Work on behavioral issues and runs social groups. Highly recommended by many parents in Butte community

Candace Carle, LCSW
Specializes in adolescent and adult women with anxiety and depression. Believes behaviors, thoughts, and emotions drive decisions. Trained in CBT(cognitive behavior training). Experience with inpatient youth and in corrections environments.

Nick Lumpkin, PCLC
Practices from a PCT(person-centered therapy) approach. Specializes in children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety, depression, and trauma. Has experience working with psychotic disorders, mood disorders, addiction, and trauma. Served in the US Marine Corps and has experience working with veterans.

Lisa Pesanti, LCPC, LAC

Holly Priscu, JD, PCLC
Has experience with mood disorders, personality disorders, schizophrenia/psychosis, substance abuse. Works with all ages, couples, LGBTQIA community, and people involved in the criminal justice system.

Magen Hauser, PCLC
Supports her clients by helping them find strength from within. Has served all ages in correctional settings, hospitals, trauma clinics, and other community settings. Incorporates therapy techniques from art, music, and movement into her practice. Integrates Humanistic, Existential, and Psychodynamic theories into her clinical approach.

Desiree Valentino, MEd, MA
Source: Montana Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 4/3/2020

Great Falls, MT

1601 2nd Avenue North
Suite 634
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: 406-240-2045
Address:
1601 2nd Avenue North
Suite 634
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: 406-240-2045
Fax: 406-545-2276
Services Provided: Big Sky Therapeutics offers an array of services for autism - individual, group, social skills group and in the home, community or office. They can do Behavioral Assessment and Intervention Design. They use the most appropriate approach - which might be Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA/BCBA), DIR/Floortime Approach, Pivitol Response Training, Naturalistic play-based approach, or Eclectic approach to meet the unique needs of the client.
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 1/4/2015
Great Falls, MT
Phone: 406-781-0599
Address:
Great Falls, MT
Phone: 406-781-0599
Services Provided: headquartered in Arizona, positive ABA provides Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy in the Great Falls area under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 1/4/2015
215 Smelter Ave NE
Great Falls, MT 59404
Phone: 406-452-9531
Address:
215 Smelter Ave NE
Great Falls, MT 59404
Phone: 406-452-9531
Toll Free Phone: 800-761-2680
Fax: 406-453-5930
Eligibility: Children with Montana’s Autism Waiver, as well as children up to the age of 18, through private insurance or private payment sources.
Services Provided: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services for children, which is a evidence based practice to increase academic, social, communication, play skills and decreases problem behavior.
Provider Profiles: Erin Faulkner, BCBA
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 4/1/2019

Helena, MT

234 East Lyndale
4390 Vesta Dr (Mailing)
Helena, MT 59602
Phone: 907-980-8219
Address:
234 East Lyndale
4390 Vesta Dr (Mailing)
Helena, MT 59602
Phone: 907-980-8219
Fax: 406-422-1550
Email: sburbank.bcba@gmail.com
Services Provided: Services include:
-Behavior Analysts assess child’s current level and abilities and work with parents to develop goals.
-An individual program is created based on your child’s strengths and skill deficits.
-Programs are comprehensive, including academics (colors, letters, reading, etc.), daily living skills, social skills (sharing, turn-taking, joining play, etc.), developmental skills (pretend play, how to play with toys), and a constant, strong emphasis on communication skills.
-Interventionists work directly with the client to teach new skills so that problematic habits can be replaced by productive behaviors.
-Our Interventionists arrive fully equipped with everything they need to conduct a therapy session and log data. Parents provide a space to work in.
-Sessions are approximately 2-5 hours in length, depending on location and program goals.
-Sessions can be scheduled anywhere from once a week, to every day, depending on the child’s needs and the fit for the family.
-Intensive Summer Programs are also available.
-While there are many skills that children with autism need to be taught, teaching skills is not enough for a child to be successful. Our services not only include comprehensive programming for the child, but also support and training for the parents and the inclusion of other family members.
Provider Profiles: Shelley R Burbank, MEd, BCBA, LBA
Source: Montana Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 4/9/2020
1212 Helena Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406-443-7370
Address:
1212 Helena Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406-443-7370
Fax: 406-449-6062
Services Provided: Family Outreach provides Focused and Comprehensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programing that emphases skill acquisition through the life span. Family Outreach also has 10 Family Support Specialist with Autism Endorsement working in the provision of ABA programing. These services can be paid for through private insurance, state waiver’s
Provider Profiles: Jackie Mohler M.Ed, BCBA for childrens, David Bristow, M.Ed,BCBA for adult
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 1/4/2015
3326 Evening Star Dr
Helena, MT 59602
Phone: 406-980-1813
Address:
3326 Evening Star Dr
Helena, MT 59602
Phone: 406-980-1813
Services Provided: Glenda is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a special educator. She has 15 years experience working with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Delays.
Provider Profiles: glendatruesdell@gmail.com
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 1/4/2015
2008 Billings Ave
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406-431-1179
Address:
2008 Billings Ave
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406-431-1179
Services Provided: I can provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) assessment, consultation, direct intervention & parent training for children with Developmental Disabilities or Autism. Services are provided in the child's home or community and might include behavior issues or teaching activities in areas such as self care, language, or school tasks.
Provider Profiles: My services are primarily provided for children under 10 although children up to age 18 would be considered.
My services are available in the Helena area.
smarisdotter@hotmail.com
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 1/4/2015

Kalispell, MT

Address:
151 Business Center Loop Unit 1A
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406-730-3454
Email: ifo@bigskytherapyassociates.com
Services Provided: Big Sky Therapy Associates is committed to helping children, adolescents, and adults improve overall quality of life through evidence-based interventions. Works with individuals in Whitefish, Kalispell, and greater Northwest Montana, both in the clinical setting and through consultations and joint partnerships with school districts.
Offers an interdisciplinary approach, using clinical professionals in the field of:
-Speech-language pathology (SLP)
-Occupational therapy (OT)
-Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
-Mental and Behavioral Health
Source: Montana Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 4/3/2020
Organization Name: Child Development Center
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Address:
1725 Montana Hwy 35
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406-755-2425
Toll Free Phone: 800-914-4779
Fax: 406-755-2426
Eligibility: Child Development Center provides services to Western Montana families whose children are considered to be at risk for delays in development until they reach the age of six. CDC also provides services to individuals who have a diagnosed developmental disability from birth through age 21. They serve the counties of Flathead, Lincoln, Beaverhead, Broadwater, Deer Lodge, Gallatin, Granite, Jefferson, Lake, Lewis & Clark, Madison, Meagher, Mineral, Missoula, Park, Powell, Ravalli, Sanders, or Silverbow
Services Provided: The Child Development Center offers services at no cost to families and children with developmental disabilities or delays in Western Montana. CDC provides in-home services, screening, evaluation and diagnosis, and other related services. They use a family-centered approach to help children with developmental delays reach their potential – this means parents play the most important role in designing therapies for their children. Their home visiting staff is made up of dedicated professionals who are child development experts and state-certified Family Support Specialists. They have a range of services for all ages, including infant and toddler services, Family Education and Support, Children’s and Children’s Autism Waiver services, Autism Insurance Services, OBRA (for people with developmental disabilities in nursing homes), and a respite house.
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 1/30/2020
250 Amatasia Lane
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 302-530-3999
Address:
250 Amatasia Lane
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 302-530-3999
Fax: 406-257-0083
Services Provided: Paragon Consulting Services offers consultation and training to professionals and parents of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Disabilities. We are highly trained in broad based applied behavior analysis (ABA). We offer on-site and in-home consultation and training. Our background as teachers and instructors allow us to provide interventions that can be used right away. Diane has over 20 years experience working with individuals using ABA techniques. In addition to services, Paragon offers a line of products (teaching materials) that are used with the individuals to teach skills.
Provider Profiles: Diane Black, M. Ed. BCBA
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 12/30/2014

Miles City, MT

2200 Box Elder St
Miles City, MT 59301
Phone: 406-234-6034
Address:
2200 Box Elder St
Miles City, MT 59301
Phone: 406-234-6034
Fax: 406-234-7018
Eligibility: Children with Montana’s Childrens Autism Waiver, as well as children up to the age of 18, through private insurance or private payment sources.
Services Provided: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services for children, including ADOS Evaluations
Provider Profiles: Kim Beaner and several other providers with the State Autism Endorsement. Consultant Lori Coulter, BCBA
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 1/4/2015

Missoula, MT

800 Kensington
Suite 100
Missoula, MT 59801-5670
Phone: 406-850-2977
Address:
800 Kensington
Suite 100
Missoula, MT 59801-5670
Phone: 406-850-2977
Services Provided: The Play Project (Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters) offers families an affordable and effective program to help their toddler or preschooler (age 14 mos. to 8 years) with Autism Spectrum Disorder gain language and social skills and build meaningful relationships. We work with families to teach parents, siblings and other caregivers skills and techniques to help “woo” their child out of his or her isolation in order to increase socialization, build language skills and decrease repetitive behaviors. ESGW also offers Kids Connect Social Skills Coaching, a series of classes using Michelle Garcia Winner’s “Think Social!” curriculum. Kids Connect is designed to help kids ages 9-14 who need extra support in learning and practicing social skills.
Provider Profiles: Abigail Hood in Missoula
Direct line: 406-217-8768
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 1/4/2015
100 Consumer Direct Way
Missoula, MT 59808
Address:
100 Consumer Direct Way
Missoula, MT 59808
Toll Free Phone: 866-438-8591
Eligibility: call and discuss, Services are primarily available in Missoula and the Bitterroot Valley
Services Provided: • Autism Intervention
• Systematic teaching
• Parent education and support
• Consultation about challenging behaviors
• Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Services
Provider Profiles: Lisa Park, MEd, BCBA
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 12/5/2018
P.O. Box 5814
Missoula, MT 59806
Address:
P.O. Box 5814
Missoula, MT 59806
Eligibility: I provide insurance services, private pay services, and state waiver services."
Services Provided: 1. Autism Assessment (ADOS- Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) services
2. Developmental and Behavioral Assessment services
3. Autism intervention skill acquisition programming services (direct services and consultations services)
4. Autism functional behavior analysis (FBA) and behavior treatment plan services
5. Training and educational services for families, school, and agencies

I employ interventions that are evidence based in the field of autism
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 9/19/2017
700 SW Higgins, Suite 118
Missoula, MT 59803
Phone: 406-5401591
Organization Name: Peach Tree Clinic
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Address:
700 SW Higgins, Suite 118
Missoula, MT 59803
Phone: 406-5401591
Fax: 888-336-0944
Eligibility: Medicaid, insurance, private pay
Services Provided: Offers Applied Behavior Analysis and also offers diagnostic evaluations.
Source: Montana Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 2/26/2020
Organization Name: Child Development Center
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Address:
3335 Lt Moss Road
Missoula, MT
Phone: 406-549-6413
Toll Free Phone: 800-914-4779
Fax: 406-542-0143
Eligibility: Child Development Center provides services to Western Montana families whose children are considered to be at risk for delays in development until they reach the age of six. CDC also provides services to individuals who have a diagnosed developmental disability from birth through age 21. They serve the counties of Flathead, Lincoln, Beaverhead, Broadwater, Deer Lodge, Gallatin, Granite, Jefferson, Lake, Lewis & Clark, Madison, Meagher, Mineral, Missoula, Park, Powell, Ravalli, Sanders, or Silverbow
Services Provided: The Child Development Center offers services at no cost to families and children with developmental disabilities or delays in Western Montana. CDC provides in-home services, screening, evaluation and diagnosis, and other related services. They use a family-centered approach to help children with developmental delays reach their potential – this means parents play the most important role in designing therapies for their children. Their home visiting staff is made up of dedicated professionals who are child development experts and state-certified Family Support Specialists. They have a range of services for all ages, including infant and toddler services, Family Education and Support, Children’s and Children’s Autism Waiver services, Autism Insurance Services, OBRA (for people with developmental disabilities in nursing homes), and a respite house.
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 1/30/2020

Phillipsburg, MT

Phillipsburg, MT
Phone: 406-552-2581
Organization Name: a Division of the Carolina Center for ABA and Autism Treatment
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Address:
Phillipsburg, MT
Phone: 406-552-2581
Eligibility: children with autism in southwest region of Montana
Services Provided: Montana Center for ABA and Autism Treatment serves children with Autism throughout the southwest region of Montana. We provide Autism diagnostic Evaluations, Consultation, 1:1 Instruction by qualified BCBAs and Training.
Provider Profiles: Kimberly Piper, MA, BCBA
KimPiper@MontanaCenterForABA.com
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 1/4/2015