Category: Hi-5 Philosophy

Helping children with autism reach their full potential

CEO to CEO: Is a BCBA qualified to open an ABA Practice without assistance from specialists in other fields?

Yes, to a point, assuming the BCBA has sufficient clinical experience, a decent degree of business acumen, and appropriate state licensing. 

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CEO to CEO: Interviewing BCBAs

Interviewing BCBAs

A strong pilot episode for a new television show is uniquely dynamic.  Written to capture the imagination of someone with the power to make the series a success, the pilot is designed to introduce each primary character in a snappy, winsome manner, while outlining both plot and theme for the entire series.  Watch the first episode of “Friends” and notice how poignantly the entire ten seasons are captured within twenty-three minutes.  Interviewing BCBAs ABA

 

Whether I am interviewing a client, parent, tech, or meeting anyone else for the first time, I want to hit the key particulars which mark the direct purpose of the meeting—job description, prerequisites, pay, time-frames, etc.—but my larger goal is to place those particulars within a larger-picture context.  I want to take off my “employer hat” and wear a “brother hat” or a “dad hat” and connect with them as someone who cares about their life and career plans.  If I can capture a sense of their dreams and passion, it might even help them to capture something of mine.

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COVID19 Royalty Deferral Response from Hi-5 ABA

Warrenton, Va. Hi-5 ABA CEO David Maddox has announced that effective April 1st, 2020 and through May 30th, the company is offering a deferral on royalty payments for all franchisees. Noting that all of the company’s BCBA owner-operators are experiencing drop-offs for both in-clinic and in-home sessions, Maddox felt strongly that Hi-5 ABA needed to show and extend support to the franchisees who do not benefit from special government programs since they haven’t been open a full twelve months.

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Note from Hi-5 ABA’s President

A Note from David Maddox, J.D., President of Hi-5 ABA

The Chinese symbol for “crisis” is a combination of two words–“danger” and “opportunity.”  We’ve suffered a health and economic crisis for several months now, with more trouble and uncertainty ahead.  Much conversation centers on various dangers, but let’s not neglect the inherent opportunities–opportunities which cannot only mitigate dangers, but also potentially leap-frog the chaos into a better situation than existed before the crisis.
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Fauquier Times Features Hi-5 ABA Founders

Hi-5 ABA founders, David and Stephanie Maddox, had the pleasure of meeting with Anita Sherman of the Fauquier Times. Anita wrote an article about Hi-5 ABA/ABC Behavior’s new clinic and sensory gym.  The piece also covers the vision and heart behind the organization.

Anita wrote, “Maddox often gets teary when describing her work, which isn’t without its challenges. But she said she’s found the rewards outweigh the risks.” The Fauquier Times is an easy way to follow events in our rural county, and we appreciate its article about our growing business.

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Personal and Professional Relationships

BACB Ethics Rules over multiple relationships focus primarily upon limiting professional relationships with clients where personal relationships also exist with the client or with others related to the client.  The underlying issue, however, is more than following the BACB rule.  It’s about understanding “conflicts-of-interest,” where they arise, how they are managed, and when they become problems.

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Faith and Vision: The Story of Hi-5 ABA

“What do you have faith and vision for?” is a common question from David and Stephanie Maddox, the founders of Hi-5 ABA.  It is the question that built their success as the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Franchising company.  Their story is unique and has helped hundreds of special needs children in the US and around the world.

It starts with David, as the eldest of eight children, being told since childhood, “impact the world,” by a mother who was one of the first women to graduate from law school in the US and the first woman on Capitol Hill to run a Senator’s office, and a father who was an Attorney in Virginia.  Changing the world was dinner table conversation.  David went on to build real estate businesses in the US, own investments and plant churches in Africa.  Yet he still wanted more.  The vision to impact the world was growing but the “how?” wasn’t fully revealed until he met Stephanie.

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