ABA BEHAVIORAL SERVICES

FAMILY PRIORITY, A LEADING PROVIDER OF ABA SERVICES IN VIRGINIA, HAS EXPANDED TO THE RICHMOND REGION. OUR HIGHLY QUALIFIED STAFF CONSISTS OF BCBAS, BCABAS, AND BEHAVIOR ASSISTANTS. WE PROVIDE EVIDENCE-BASED INTERVENTIONS THAT ARE INDIVIDUALIZED TO MEET THE UNIQUE NEEDS OF EACH CHILD.

What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?

ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. ABA is a scientific approach to understanding behavior and how it is influenced by the environment. ABA is widely recognized as an effective treatment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. Key components of Applied Behavior Analysis include:

Behavioral principles

ABA is based on the principles of behaviorism, which emphasize observable behaviors and their relationship to the environment. These principles include reinforcement, shaping, prompting, fading, generalization, and discrimination training.

Individualized interventions

ABA interventions are tailored to the unique needs and characteristics of each individual. Based on the assessment results, specific goals and objectives are identified, and interventions are designed to address these goals using evidence-based techniques.

Assessment & measurement

ABA involves systematic assessment of behavior and environmental factors to identify target behaviors, establish baselines, and track progress over time. This may involve direct observation, interviews, checklists, and other assessment tools.

Data-driven decision making

ABA relies on ongoing data collection and analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and make informed decisions about programming modifications. Data may be collected on target behaviors, environmental variables, and other relevant factors.

Behavior change procedures

ABA employs a variety of behavior change procedures to increase adaptive behaviors (e.g., communication, social skills, self-help skills) and decrease maladaptive behaviors (e.g., aggression, self-injury, stereotypy). These procedures may include reinforcement strategies, prompting and fading procedures, shaping, chaining, and functional communication training, among others.

Generalization & maintenance

ABA interventions aim to promote the generalization of skills across settings, people, and situations, as well as to support the maintenance of acquired skills over time. This involves teaching skills in naturalistic environments and providing opportunities for practice and reinforcement in real-life situations.

What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?

ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. ABA is a scientific approach to understanding behavior and how it is influenced by the environment. ABA is widely recognized as an effective treatment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. Key components of Applied Behavior Analysis include:

Behavioral principles

ABA is based on the principles of behaviorism, which emphasize observable behaviors and their relationship to the environment. These principles include reinforcement, shaping, prompting, fading, generalization, and discrimination training.

Individualized interventions

ABA interventions are tailored to the unique needs and characteristics of each individual. Based on the assessment results, specific goals and objectives are identified, and interventions are designed to address these goals using evidence-based techniques.

Assessment & measurement

ABA involves systematic assessment of behavior and environmental factors to identify target behaviors, establish baselines, and track progress over time. This may involve direct observation, interviews, checklists, and other assessment tools.

Data-driven decision making

ABA relies on ongoing data collection and analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and make informed decisions about programming modifications. Data may be collected on target behaviors, environmental variables, and other relevant factors.

Behavior change procedures

ABA employs a variety of behavior change procedures to increase adaptive behaviors (e.g., communication, social skills, self-help skills) and decrease maladaptive behaviors (e.g., aggression, self-injury, stereotypy). These procedures may include reinforcement strategies, prompting and fading procedures, shaping, chaining, and functional communication training, among others.

Generalization & maintenance

ABA interventions aim to promote the generalization of skills across settings, people, and situations, as well as to support the maintenance of acquired skills over time. This involves teaching skills in naturalistic environments and providing opportunities for practice and reinforcement in real-life situations.

What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?

ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. ABA is a scientific approach to understanding behavior and how it is influenced by the environment. ABA is widely recognized as an effective treatment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. Key components of Applied Behavior Analysis include:

Behavioral principles

ABA is based on the principles of behaviorism, which emphasize observable behaviors and their relationship to the environment. These principles include reinforcement, shaping, prompting, fading, generalization, and discrimination training.

Individualized interventions

ABA interventions are tailored to the unique needs and characteristics of each individual. Based on the assessment results, specific goals and objectives are identified, and interventions are designed to address these goals using evidence-based techniques.

Assessment & measurement

ABA involves systematic assessment of behavior and environmental factors to identify target behaviors, establish baselines, and track progress over time. This may involve direct observation, interviews, checklists, and other assessment tools.

Data-driven decision making

ABA relies on ongoing data collection and analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and make informed decisions about programming modifications. Data may be collected on target behaviors, environmental variables, and other relevant factors.

Behavior change procedures

ABA employs a variety of behavior change procedures to increase adaptive behaviors (e.g., communication, social skills, self-help skills) and decrease maladaptive behaviors (e.g., aggression, self-injury, stereotypy). These procedures may include reinforcement strategies, prompting and fading procedures, shaping, chaining, and functional communication training, among others.

Generalization & maintenance

ABA interventions aim to promote the generalization of skills across settings, people, and situations, as well as to support the maintenance of acquired skills over time. This involves teaching skills in naturalistic environments and providing opportunities for practice and reinforcement in real-life situations.

Services Provided

  • Direct one-to-one, in-home ABA services

  • Individualized behavior plans

  • Extensive parent training

  • Collaboration of services with other professionals

  • Language acquisition

  • Behavior reduction

  • Essential life skills

  • Social skills training

FUNCTIONAL BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT

All interventions are developed based on a Functional Behavior Assessment using research-based assessment tools and may include language and skill assessments such as the VB-MAPP, ABLLS, Vineland, or FBA.

Services Provided

  • Direct one-to-one, in-home ABA services

  • Individualized behavior plans

  • Extensive parent training

  • Collaboration of services with other professionals

  • Language acquisition

  • Behavior reduction

  • Essential life skills

  • Social skills training

FUNCTIONAL BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT

All interventions are developed based on a Functional Behavior Assessment using research-based assessment tools and may include language and skill assessments such as the VB-MAPP, ABLLS, Vineland, or FBA.

“If they cant learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn.”

Dr. O. IVAR LOVAAS

FUNDING PROVIDED BY

  • EPSDT/Medicaid

  • Tricare and Private Insurance

  • Self pay

  • CSA

  • Medicaid Waiver Services for Adults

What is a BCBA?

Family Priority’s services are provided under the care and supervision of a team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA). Once individuals meet the following requirements and become certified as a BCBA, they can practice independently as behavior analysts, design and implement behavior analysis programs, supervise and train staff, conduct research, and work with individuals with behavior challenges in various settings.

Education

Candidates seeking to become a BCBA must have a graduate degree (master’s or higher) from an accredited institution in behavior analysis, education, psychology, or a related field.

Coursework

They must complete specific coursework in behavior analysis, which covers topics such as principles of behavior, behavior assessment, behavior change procedures, research methods, and ethics.

Experience

They must accumulate supervised experience hours in behavior analysis. This typically involves working under the supervision of a qualified BCBA to gain practical experience in assessment, intervention, and behavior analysis techniques.

Examination

Candidates must pass the BCBA examination, which assesses knowledge of behavior analysis principles, methods, and ethical standards. This certification is received through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).

Ethical Standards

BCBA certificants must adhere to the BACB’s Professional and Ethical Compliance Code, which outlines ethical guidelines and standards of professional conduct for behavior analysts.

What is a BCBA?

Family Priority’s services are provided under the care and supervision of a team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA). Once individuals meet the following requirements and become certified as a BCBA, they can practice independently as behavior analysts, design and implement behavior analysis programs, supervise and train staff, conduct research, and work with individuals with behavior challenges in various settings.

Education

Candidates seeking to become a BCBA must have a graduate degree (master’s or higher) from an accredited institution in behavior analysis, education, psychology, or a related field.

Coursework

They must complete specific coursework in behavior analysis, which covers topics such as principles of behavior, behavior assessment, behavior change procedures, research methods, and ethics.

Experience

They must accumulate supervised experience hours in behavior analysis. This typically involves working under the supervision of a qualified BCBA to gain practical experience in assessment, intervention, and behavior analysis techniques.

Examination

Candidates must pass the BCBA examination, which assesses knowledge of behavior analysis principles, methods, and ethical standards. This certification is received through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).

Ethical Standards

BCBA certificants must adhere to the BACB’s Professional and Ethical Compliance Code, which outlines ethical guidelines and standards of professional conduct for behavior analysts.

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