Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy
THE MICHIGAN AUTISM INSURANCE REFORM LEGISLATION (PA 99 AND PA 100 OF 2012) WENT INTO EFFECT ON OCTOBER 15, 2012. THIS MANDATE HIGHLIGHTED THE IMPORTANCE OF TREATMENT FOR AUTISM THROUGH THE AGE OF 18. HERE AT THOMAS PARK MD & ASSOCIATES, WE HAVE A DIVERSE TEAM OF STAFF & SPECIALISTS TO MEET ALL OF YOUR FAMILY’S BEHAVIORAL NEEDS.
At Thomas Park MD & Associates, we increase the quality of life through data-driven results when providing behavioral health treatment through Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), diagnostic testing, psychiatric care, therapeutic care, and psychological care that follow evidence-based practices.
Immediate openings for ABA Therapy
ABA SERVICES OFFERED:
- Understanding, addressing, and reducing problem behaviors
- Increasing functional communication skills for a child to have basic needs met
- Growing social skills alongside same-age peers
- Providing support and adjustments for issues related to sensory problems
- Preparing the child to be ready for the transition to the school environment
- Teaching potty training or any other age-appropriate daily living skill to parents and caregivers to support the child
- Assisting with transitioning into the community
- Collaboration alongside other providers
Contact us for a free consultation today with Markeis, our ABA Program Director!
Markeis Burch, MA, BCBA, LBA
ABA Program Director
Graduating from Michigan State University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, I knew my passion was to enter into a field to support and inspire others; standing by while someone was in need was never an option I considered growing up. I entered into the field of ABA as a Behavior Technician. Six months in, I knew I wanted to pursue my Master’s in ABA. I attended Western Michigan University and graduated in 2018 with my Master’s in Applied Behavioral Analysis. I have been Board Certified since 2019 and have moved upward in roles from Behavior Technician, Supervising Clinician, Clinical Director and eventually Program Director, meaning I have both the gained knowledge and experience to offer the support for the families and staff I work alongside. I have resided in Michigan all my life, living in different cities across the state from Lansing to Canton, and many cities in-between. While softly spoken, I describe myself as having a compassionate nature and a will to support others in need. This offers me an endless drive to help individuals accomplish their goals. I have a passion in learning about the latest interactive technologies, especially with computers and gaming platforms. I enjoy traveling to new destinations across the country and cooking for my family. Being a young professional in the clinical field, I feel enthusiastic when I can present our staff and families with opportunities to learn something new. Problem-solving is a personal strength, so it was only natural to fall into a science-driven field such as ABA. My passion and skill within ABA ranges from reducing problem behavior by teaching effective and functional communication skills, to teaching families new skills to assist with daily challenges. Most importantly, I feel a special connection with the community I serve as I naturally understand the needs of our families here in Metro Detroit. I believe the best supporters are not the ones who have all the answers, but the one who are willing to help others find all the answers. I value working together as a team to accomplish a shared goal.
What is ABA?
ABA is our newest addition to Thomas Park MD & Associates. This is an evidence based and intensive behavioral support program that is individualized to your child’s needs. ABA uses developmental assessments to measure areas that are barriers to learning and independent living skills. A Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) creates an individualized plan to address these barriers found in the assessment (both developmentally and behaviorally). Behavior plans are set to address behavior that are barriers to learning, and the child is taught appropriate replacement behaviors. There is no blanket system for ABA, no program, Intervention, or goals look the same from child-to-child. We work with the families, school personal, and others who may be involved with your child’s life to ensure the most collaborative and individualized approach to your child’s therapy.
How ABA therapy works at Thomas Park MD & Associates?
One unique part of our program is that we are able to work directly with a team of people from all areas of your child’s life. The BCBA can create the behavior plan and work with your child and parents to measure the effects of the therapeutic interventions through the behavior programming data collected.
Autism Services at Thomas Park MD & Associates
For Autism Services we provide:
- Diagnostic Testing
- Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy
- Psychiatric Care
- Psychological Care
We provide a full range of services to our clients.
Thomas Park, M.D. & Associates provides a very large spectrum of psychiatric & behavioral health services including Consultation, Diagnosis and Treatment.
We Treat & Work With the Following
Attention Disorders (ADD/ADHD)
Sexual & Gender Identity Disorder
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Impulse Control Disorder
Sexual & Gender Identity Disorders
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
AT THOMAS PARK MD & ASSOCIATES, WE PARTICIPATE IN MOST INSURANCE PLANS TO REDUCE COSTS FOR OUR PATIENTS. MOST PATIENTS WILL PAY LESS FOR THEIR CARE THAN THE COST OF PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATIONS.
Our Specialty Services
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At Thomas Park MD & Associates,
We offer a group of compassionate licensed clinicians who specialize in the evaluation, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental and emotional disorders.