“…think of your brain as the CEO of you. It manages all that you do — physically, emotionally and intellectually. For the healthy child, as well as the child with special challenges, the information his or her “CEO” brain needs in order to learn something new does not come from directly trying to perform what it doesn’t yet have the information to perform. Instead, the necessary information comes from many small and varied movements and experiences that may seem completely unrelated to the final accomplishment. With the healthy child these movements are always within the range of what he or she can already do. The brain of the child with special challenges requires the same process to be able to learn and thrive!”
Two of California’s largest health insurers have agreed to pay for costly behavioral therapy for thousands of autistic children — services the companies have long resisted covering.
Under pressure from regulators, Blue Shield of California and Anthem Blue Cross said they would pick up the initial cost of a treatment known as applied behavior analysis.
I’m not familiar with applied behavior analysis, but I have seen what ABM can do for children. (And it’s nothing less than amazing). Wouldn’t it be great if parents could use their insurance to choose the treatment that would give their children the best chance at a happy, healthy life?