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Frequently Asked Questions
Life can be confusing and often times overwhelming so we figure you've got questions and we'd like to answer them as quickly as possible. We put some of the answers to our most frequently asked questions here, but don't fret if we didn't answer yours. Send us a message (above), or schedule a free 15 minute consultation to get those mysteries solved as soon as possible.
How is Tier 3 using Montessori and ABA at the same time?
The science of human behavior and ABA was discovered using objective observation, data recording, and analysis of data, just as Dr. Maria Montessori used scientific observation to discover her method of educating children with specialized needs.
The principles of human behavior and contextual behavior science are already happening all around us, including within homes, schools, and Montessori classrooms worldwide. Our aim is to work with children and the adults in their Prepared Environments on the elements of human behavior already present, and how sometimes simple, small adjustments made to their environments can better support children toward a more functional and meaningful education "as an aid to life," as well as belonging, and true inclusivity in their schools and in the world.
The type of ABA we use is compassionate, strength-based, Skills-based, and trauma-informed, so we work to empower children in support of them becoming the best they can be. Today's ABA begins with a collaboaration with parents and caregivers to find that place of joy in each child.
Our purpose at Tier 3 Montessori is not to change Montessori education, or convince Montessori educators to adopt a practice of ABA; but to reach that subset of parents and families whose child does have a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis, who have been referred to seek ABA services by their pediatrician, and desire a Montessori education for their child with special needs, but have not yet been able to access it due to cost or lack of "fit" into other Montessori programs they have tried to get in. Through the Tier 3 Montessori service delivery model, familes are able to access much needed effective and individualized behavior services for their child within a Montessori setting.
Are your Therapists ABA therapists?
Our Montessori Behavior Intervention Assistants are trained in the effective principles of applied behavior analysis, and are either Registered Behavior Technicians™ or working toward that nationally recognized credential. All of our staff are trained using the BACB ethical code, which means they are knowledgeable about which strategies work most effectively and compassionately to support children in their development, and which strategies are not evidence-based, are ineffective, or otherwise wasting precious time for introducing skills-based treatment. In all of our treatment approaches, the child and family come first. We work under Today’s ABA Pledge of: building rapport, televisability, and safety, and additionally, to the Tier 3 Montessori commitment to peace, inclusivity, equity, accessibility, and empowering neurodiversity.
Does insurance cover the cost of your services?
It depends on which insurance company you have, and if we are an approved service provider for them. We are approved for some insurance companies, and will also accept private pay, if necessary. This is also why we are unable to post our prices publicly, because every insurer has different coverage per plan
How much do your services cost?
The cost of services varies due to each individual child’s needs, and each family’s specific insurance benefits policy, including your insurance co-pay, since every company has different requirements and plans. Unfortunately, our private pay rates are determined by the base insurance rates. This is also why we are unable to post our prices publicly, because every insurer has different coverage per plan. Please hold on to hope! Our billing and enrollment team is committed to helping you come up with a workable solution. (303) 514-4552
Does my child need a diagnosis to participate in any of your programs?
No. Here at Tier3 Montessori, we are committed to supporting all children individually as this is something we already do in Montessori and in behavior analysis; a label or diagnosis is not required for our work to be effective.
For the children who do arrive with diagnostic labels, we are familiar with those diagnoses, and can interpret the prescribed strategies into the language and methods used in the Montessori environment.