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Intensive Behavior Intervention program


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ABA Education Foundation Intensive Behavior Intervention Program provides autism services to children who are older than age three and have a diagnosis of autism or another related developmental disability. Services are provided in a one-on-one setting in the child’s home. This program emphasizes early intervention behavior management, social skills, verbal behavior, and adaptive daily living skills. Parent and caregiver training is also a critical component to this program.

The intensive behavior intervention program is modified to meet the needs of each child based on the results of an assessment process.

The following services are provided as part of the Intensive Behavior Intervention Program:

1. Behavior Assessments:
Individual behavioral assessments using observational and standardized methods are conducted for initial and ongoing Applied Behavior Analysis.

2. Parent/Caregiver Training:
Parent/Caregiver Training is an integral goal of the intensive behavior intervention program. ABA Education Foundation has developed a thorough parent/caregiver training curriculum that is provided to each family. The following topics are examples of those covered during parent/caregiver training and education: General Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, Developmental Disabilities (including Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders), Discrete Trial Teaching Techniques, Pivotal Response Treatment Techniques, Communication/Language Development, Social/Play Skills Development, Teaching Independent Living Skills, and Functional Assessment of Problem Behaviors.

3. Intervention Procedures:
The following Behavior Intervention procedures/teaching techniques are utilized depending on the child’s need: Discrete Trial Teaching (to teach self-help, functional communication, and imitation skills) Pivotal Response Treatment (to evoke play and language skills); Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS) (to teach functional communication and verbal behavior), Autism Social Skills /Play Groups (to teach socialization and play skills), Activity Schedules and Visual Schedules (to teach independence).

4. Program Supervision and Evaluation:
Each intensive behavior intervention program includes the following: a) Individualized program of instruction, b) Weekly supervision of program and implementation, c) Parent/Caregiver participation and systematic training, and d) Data collection procedures for monitoring each child’s progress. ABA Education Foundation supervisors monitor progress and revise each child’s behavior intervention plan as necessary on a continuing basis.

ABA Education Foundation behavior instructors and program supervisors design and implement optimal autism help programs of instruction.