Autism & Behavioral Intervention Services
Our special educators have advanced knowledge and experience in ABA. Our special education supervisors have documented advanced level experience as well as required education and certifications in all essential areas. Together our team's credentials present well-rounded expertise that we are eager to share.
No matter what service we are providing, we run a data based program. Our effective special education related services support all IEP related goals as well as in school learning and behavioral objectives in an analytic and therapeutic manner.
Our Focus Is On:
Our Behaviorists/Special Educators provide classroom teacher(s) and support staff with suggestions and strategies through observations and modeling with the student(s) we serve. We also train the classroom staff on data collection and recommended behavior management strategies. We collect data and write Functional Behavior Assessments and discuss the findings with the school team. Our Behavior Consultants work with school teams to create Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP's) that builds the student's success and increases appropriate behaviors while decreasing inappropriate behaviors. Our Behavior Consultants monitor all BIP's through data collection and observation so that we are able to make and makes modifications as needed. We have hundreds of students who have made documented progress while utilizing our plans.
Setting up Applied Behavior Analysis Classrooms:
We have created and implemented many ABA programs. In this capacity we train classroom staff and deliver professional development workshops for the school staff. We continue to support the Autism Programs we have created by providing classroom support on a regularly scheduled basis. We have set up a communication system with classroom teachers so that we may be consulted on an on going basis. We teach staff the specifics of Discrete Trial, Verbal Behavior programming, as well as utilizing ABA techniques like shaping, fading, modeling, chaining, etc. to improve student learning and outcome measures.
Our agency provides cutting edge, industry favorite parent and staff trainings within the district to educate and introduce new strategies and procedures.
We support a true parent training model distinct from direct service models. We meet with the student, the parents/caregiver of the student and the siblings if needed. We then provide the family with various strategies and model these strategies for the family with the student. We then have the family utilize these strategies while observing to provide feedback on the correct implementation of the strategies. Parents have been thrilled with the changes they have seen in their homes as a result of our work with them.
Our behaviorists/special educators meet with classroom teachers to discuss their classroom management strategies. They then observe the teacher within the classroom and provide feedback regarding the observation. We make suggestions to modify an existing strategy, add a new strategy or remove an ineffective strategy. All in all it is an open dialogue that promotes cooperation.
ABA/Extended Day Services:
We work directly with students within the homes and community settings. We create programs that follow the student's IEP goals as well as promote independence within the home and community. We also work with the family so that they continue to implement the programs established within the home.