Bluebird Behavioral Health
Beth Boogholt, Owner of Bluebird Behavioral Health in Grand Rapids, MI.
Beth began in the field of Behavior Analysis in 2001 as an undergraduate student at Western Michigan University. This is where her passion for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and the dissemination of its tools to clients, parents, staff, educators, and the greater community developed. This passion continued on to graduate school at Florida Institute of Technology where she earned a Master of Science in ABA and subsequently became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in 2006. After her move back to Michigan, she earned a Behavior Analyst License and a limited licensure in Psychology.
Beth has since worked with children, adolescents, and adults diagnosed with autism, Down Syndrome, intellectual disabilities, emotional impairment, substance abuse disorders, and other psychiatric disorders. She has provided direct and consultative ABA services. She has also provided small and large group trainings for center-based programs, schools, related services providers, educators, and residential facilities. She has experience creating and establishing home and center-based ABA programs as well as serving as a clinical director overseeing BCBAs, BCaBAs, RBTs and candidates pursuing those certifications.
Beth remains committed to the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and the dissemination of its principles to the community at large. Her passion lies in helping families grow together in a team environment with the client and family at the center of the treatment. It is her belief that no goals, no matter how small or large, can be achieved without a team-based approach, which acts as a vital component to success.
Because of her passion to help the community, she is opening her own ABA practice with Hi-5 ABA in Grand Rapids, MI. She is accepting commercial insurers, BCBSM, Blue Care Network, and Aetna.
WHO WE SERVE
Children with autism and developmental disabilities under the age of 21.
Monday – Friday: 9a-7p
Saturday: By Appointment Only
Applied Behavior Analysis is a research-based, data-driven approach toward helping people and organizations improve human behavior. ABA is especially applicable to children with autism, assisting them in better communicating, acquiring social skills, and developing appropriate behavior.
Services begin with an initial assessment and orientation to services performed by a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA). The client must be present for both meetings. After the initial assessment, the analyst will design a treatment plan and apply for authorization from an applicable insurer. During Orientation, the analyst and parent(s) will plan a weekly treatment schedule. Direct therapy generally runs 10-30 hours/week, depending upon the client’s needs, and is performed substantially by one or more behavior technicians under the analyst’s direction. The analyst provides specific instruction to the behavior techs, performs remote and/or on-site supervision as appropriate, and modifies the treatment plan as progress occurs. Reassessment and reauthorizations typically occur every six months if continued services remain necessary.
Beth Boogholt, MS, BCBA, LBA