ABA Education Foundation behavior analysts and specialist provide consultation, supervision, and training to school district personnel throughout San Diego County. We also provide intensive behavior intervention and instruction to children at school. Following is more detail about the services we provide in the school setting.
Intensive Behavior Intervention
ABA Education Foundation behavior analysts and specialists complete functional assessments (FA) of challenging behavior and design and implement behavior intervention plans (BIP). Our staff are extremely knowledgeable and well trained in the use of applied behavior analysis principles and procedures used to increase adaptive behaviors and decrease challenging behaviors.
Direct Instructional Services
ABA Education Foundation staff provide direct service intensive behavior intervention and instruction to children in a one-on-one ratio, small group, and whole group settings using teaching techniques developed for children with developmental disabilities, including Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT), Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT); Direct Instruction, Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS), Functional Communication Training/Verbal Behavior, social skills facilitation, and naturalistic environment teaching techniques.
ABA Education Foundation staff provide programming and instructional supervision of school district employees who are providing direct instruction using the techniques listed above. Supervision can be provided to school district staff working in both the one-on-one and group settings.
ABA Education Foundation staff provides training via interactive workshops and seminars to classroom teachers, instructional assistants/paraprofessional, administrators, school psychologists, and related services providers on use and implementation of programs using behavior management and teaching techniques. Our staff have provided hundreds of trainings countywide on the Principles and Procedures of Applied Behavior Analysis, Developmental Disabilities (including Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders), Typical Child Development, Communication Development and Functional Communication Training, Autism Social Skills and Play Skills Development, Teaching Independent Living Skills, Functional Assessment and Analysis of Problem Behaviors (FAA), Use of Visual Schedules and Independent Activity Schedules, Best Practices for Implementation and Monitoring of Programs of Instruction for Children with Developmental Disabilities, The IEP Process, Writing and Implementing Optimal IEP Goals, Data Collection, and Staff Coaching. Other in-services and autism help training seminars can be developed based on the needs of each school district or classroom. San Diego behavioral consultation workshops and seminars are followed up with on-site support, feedback, and supervision as needed.
ABA Education Foundation staff provide ongoing support and consultation to classroom teachers and staff for classroom management purposes. Specifically, ABA Education Foundation will provide on-site support and guidance with implementation and monitoring of programs of instruction, use of visual supports and other behavior intervention strategies, specific teaching methodologies including instruction, data collection processes, review of progress on IEP goals, and direct modeling and feedback on implementation of instruction as needed.
In-Home Instruction/Programming and Parent/Caregiver Training
Our staff develop individualized programs of instruction for students who need additional support beyond their school day in the home setting. We also provide caregiver training for parents and other adults in the child’s life. ABA Education Foundation can also provide supervision of home programs being provided to children in their homes by school district employees.