Behavior Analysis, Inc. specializes in teaching children and adolescents with difficulty learning or whose behavior problems interfere with learning. We utilize specialized teaching methods that have been scientifically tested and proven effective at teaching the difficult-to-teach individual. These specialized teaching methods and our highly trained staff allow us to succeed where others have failed. Some of the skills and behaviors we specialize in are listed below.
How Does it Work?
ASSESSMENT. We begin with skills and reinforcement assessments. The skills evaluation is designed to determine exactly what skills the child needs to learn, including any pre-requisite skills required. The reinforcerment survey or assessment tells us exactly which items or events can be used as reinforcers to teach the desired behaviors.
INDIVIDUALIZED TREATMENT & TRAINING PLAN. Based on these assessment, we create an individualized behavioral treatment plan that is designed to teach the child the specific skills and behavior he or she needs to learn. We use the principles and procedures of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to teach the desired behaviors. Applied Behavior Analysis is the treatment of choice for teaching new behavior has an extensive scientific literature supporting its use (see the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, for example). Positive reinforcement is the foundation for all of our treatment and training plans, without which the child optimal learning would be impossible.
TRAINING PARENTS AND OTHERS. In order for the child to learn and use the new skills with new people and in new situations, it is important for significant others to be involved in the child's training program. Our staff may work with the child directly but will always involve the parents and/or significant others in the treatment and training plan. We do this so that they learn the proper teaching methods and so that the new behaviors generalize to other people and settings. Without involvement from significant others, chances are greatly reduced that the child will actually use the skills in his or her natural environment - a waste of time and money.
MONITORING PROGRESS. We monitor the child's progess frequently so everyone knows exactly how well treatment is going. We use this information to ensure that we are making optimal progress and to adjust the program as necessary to achieve the greatest degree of progress possible. The child's parents and others are often asked to collect some information on the skills being taught to aid in this decision making.
FADING OUT. Once the child is learning the desired skills at an acceptable pace, we'll gradually and systematically fade out of the picture so that you can get on with your new lives.