Behaviour analysis is the study of human (in our case) behaviour. As behaviour analysts we know that behaviour is communicatory- we don't engage in behaviours in a vacuum! ABA focuses on taking big concepts that could be challenging (literacy, for example) and breaking them down and teaching each individual piece in order for our learners to be successful. ABA also looks at challenging behaviour, identifies the reason why people engage in challenging behaviour and then supports the development of alternative skills.
A Behaviour Analyst specialises in designing programs to teach a variety of skills from toilet training to reading comprehension. Behaviour Analysts undergo specific training and education as well as lengthy supervision prior to writing a certification exam. Once certified as Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBAs or BCaBAs) by the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board they are bound by ethical guidelines that help to ensure the development of high quality, effective and evidence based interventions.
BCBAs conduct assessments and develop individualised behaviour plans, train parents and interventionists and design and oversee individualised treatment plans. For more information please see page 21 of the British Columbia Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) autism handbook.
Yes, we do! Many of the families we support utilise behaviour intervention through access to our own behaviour interventionists, but often families have someone in mind who works well with their child and they hire them privately. We are happy to support either way.
Service costs do vary based on who is on your team. We are used to working within budgets of varying amounts, we will help you craft your budget based on what your needs are.
We are currently awaiting approval to work with CLBC clients. Contact us directly about this as things may change based on the community in which you live.
Contact us directly if you are interested in joining our team!
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