Letter to the Editor: An Autism Parent’s Response to Papatola and Lustig’s Paper on Navigating a Managed Care Peer Review in Behavior Analysis in Practice

Letter to the Editor: An Autism Parent’s Response to Papatola and Lustig’s Paper on... An autism parent disputes the authors’ premise that the role of the BCBA is to “transition treatment to parents.” Parents cannot simply “take over” all the advanced degrees, thousands of hours of coursework practicum and exams, or depth and breadth of scientific knowledge required to earn a BCBA any more than we can (or should) “take over” our kids’ pediatric care or prescribe their meds. Papatola and Lustig’s employer, Cigna Behavioral Health, recently made “transition treatment to parents” a criterion of medical necessity for ABA. . . . . Keywords Autism Insurance ABA BCBA Autism-mom Editor’s Note The editorial staff of Behavior Analysis in … then serves as the balance until the child masters Practice (BAP) would like to note that none of the opinions riding on his own. So too does the BCBA and treatment of the following letter, the Papatola and Lustig (2016) ar- team offer appropriate equipment by giving parents the ticle to which it refers, nor any other articles published in skills.... Over time,parents areable to take over for the BAP are the opinions of BAP or the Association for BCBA and treatment team. Behavior Analysis International. Furthermore, it is unusu- al for BAP to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Behavior Analysis in Practice Springer Journals

Letter to the Editor: An Autism Parent’s Response to Papatola and Lustig’s Paper on Navigating a Managed Care Peer Review in Behavior Analysis in Practice

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Association for Behavior Analysis International
Subject
Psychology; Psychology, general
ISSN
1998-1929
eISSN
2196-8934
D.O.I.
10.1007/s40617-018-0263-7
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Abstract

An autism parent disputes the authors’ premise that the role of the BCBA is to “transition treatment to parents.” Parents cannot simply “take over” all the advanced degrees, thousands of hours of coursework practicum and exams, or depth and breadth of scientific knowledge required to earn a BCBA any more than we can (or should) “take over” our kids’ pediatric care or prescribe their meds. Papatola and Lustig’s employer, Cigna Behavioral Health, recently made “transition treatment to parents” a criterion of medical necessity for ABA. . . . . Keywords Autism Insurance ABA BCBA Autism-mom Editor’s Note The editorial staff of Behavior Analysis in … then serves as the balance until the child masters Practice (BAP) would like to note that none of the opinions riding on his own. So too does the BCBA and treatment of the following letter, the Papatola and Lustig (2016) ar- team offer appropriate equipment by giving parents the ticle to which it refers, nor any other articles published in skills.... Over time,parents areable to take over for the BAP are the opinions of BAP or the Association for BCBA and treatment team. Behavior Analysis International. Furthermore, it is unusu- al for BAP to

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Behavior Analysis in PracticeSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 5, 2018

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