FAQ

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Here are some answers to frequently asked questions we get at Elite – from schools, families, and direct-care agencies.

In what does Elite Behavior Analysis specialize?

Elite Behavior Analysis specializes in providing a number of services to individuals with developmental disabilities and problematic behavior. Along with training for teachers, families and agencies, Elite Behavior Analysis specializes in the following areas:

Conducting Functional Behavior Assessments.
Behavior treatments for individuals with verbally aggressive, physically aggressive and defiant behavior.
Behavior treatment programs developed based on client’s individual needs.
Implementation of reinforcement based and punishment free behavior models.
Treatments for behaviors related to Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury and other developmental disabilities.
Functional behavior assessments and Functional Analysis.
Replacement behavior strategies.
Tracking and analyzing data to ensure reliable treatment outcomes.
Development and implementation of Behavior Support Plans and Crisis Prevention Plans.

What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?

Behavior analysis is a unique method of treatment based on the idea that most important human behavior is learned over time and that it is maintained by consequences within the environment. As a behavior analyst, one must seek to identify problematic behavior and develop a positive replacement. With the input of teachers, family and aides, the Behavior Analyst will help you discover what is maintaining a specified behavior, discover more appropriate replacement behaviors, and set up a plan to teach them. Behavior Analysts also develop a plan to help you acquire a new behavior or improve a skill level. At times, Behavior Analysts treat the client directly and other times may be training significant others (i.e. teachers, family members, etc.).

Behavior analysts do not make judgments about behavior. They seek to understand behavior as an adaptive response (or way of coping) and suggest ways of adjusting and modifying behaviors to reduce pain and suffering and to increase personal happiness and quality of life.

Can Applied Behavior Analysis help with problem behavior in the classroom?

Yes. ABA is a model that has been backed by research and is shown to be effective in shaping behaviors with children in a classroom setting.

In 1997, President Bill Clinton signed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which ensures services to children with disabilities. As part of IDEA 1997 and the updated amendments put in place in 2004, educators are required to provide Behavior Support Services to children in need. “Under 34 CFR §300.324(a)(2)(i), the use of positive behavioral interventions and supports must be considered in the case of a child whose behavior impedes his or her learning or that of others”.

Details may be found by going to the US Department of Education website or by clicking the following link: Idea.ED.gov

These Federal mandates require educators and school officials provide children and families with access to assessments and plans, to address problem behavior.

Educators work extremely hard to ensure they are up to date with the latest information in the field. However, it is almost impossible to receive the appropriate training and services what it is often not from someone educated in Applied Behavior Analysis.

In an effort to provide educators and their families with quality supports, Elite Behavior Analysis offers workshops and in-service training for the following topics:

Conducting Behavior Assessments
Implementing Behavior Support Plans that work
Replacement behavior strategies for teachers and parents
Classroom behavior management strategies
Identifying student behavior “function” and what that means
Reinforcement schedules for the classroom
“Punishment-free” results, a behavior change model

And much more….

Elite Behavior Analysis also employs skilled Behavior Analysts that provided behavior analyst services for children and their families. Behavior Analyst services is available by appointment.

What behaviors can a Behavior Analyst help change?

Behaviors related to
Autism
Behaviors related to ADD or ADHD
Verbal aggression
Physical aggression
Off task behavior
Defiance
Behaviors related to developmental disability

And more.

How can Elite help you? Contact us today.