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School-Based Behavior Intervention

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Our School-Based Behavior Intervention services are typically provided in the classroom. A classroom-based approach is beneficial because it provides the opportunity for the student receiving services to participate in a less restrictive school environment – often with their peers or siblings – while receiving the support they need to effectively participate in classroom-based instruction. 

Under the school-based service delivery model, each child receives one-on-one support from a Behavior Intervention Implementation (BII) professional in the classroom. Additional support is provided by the Behavior Intervention Development (BID) professional who collaborates with the Individual Educational Planning (IEP) team to help design each child’s customized plan, supervises and monitors program delivery, and tracks progress toward established goals.

These services can also be provided virtually in certain situations.

ABA-Based Approach to Behavior Intervention

Similar to other programs we offer, our School-Based Behavior Intervention Services are rooted in applied behavior analysis (ABA). This approach uses scientifically based techniques for understanding and changing behavior and is the most widely accepted approach to assess and intervene with individuals with autism or other developmental challenges or delays. 

Our program is designed to increase language and communication, improve attention and focus, and decrease problem behaviors. We build on each student’s interests and strengths using structured and natural opportunities to facilitate learning. In the classroom setting, skills that are useful in everyday life are broken down into easy-to-learn steps, with positive reinforcement and goal-focused treatment that meets the unique, individualized needs of each student. At its core, our School-Based Behavior Intervention program helps students access school curriculum.

Throughout the process, progress is measured and data is collected to ensure that the teaching approach is working and that the student continues to obtain educational benefit from the intervention services. Once the data is analyzed, findings guide adjustments to the Individual Treatment Plan that may be necessary or appropriate to ensure continued educational progress. 

Who Pays for Care in California

The school-based Individual Education Planning (IEP) team makes the decision about who receives School-Based Behavior Intervention services, along with who provides the service. These services are included in a child’s Individual Educational Plan (IEP) if the team determines that these services are appropriate for the child. Parents can contact their school district for more information.

Federal, state and local school districts pay for School-Based Behavior Intervention services that are provided through the local school district.

In some situations, School-Based Behavior Intervention services may also available under a self-pay arrangement where parents, caregivers or others pay for services directly.

Special Information for School District Representatives

Our organization is a non-public agency that has extensive experience and expertise in providing school-based services. As a partner to many school districts across California and as an established and stable provider of ABA-Based Behavior Intervention Services for more than 20 years, we are ready to help should you need resources to assist you in the implementation of your School-Based program. For more information or to establish a contract with us, please contact us at 833.227.3454 and we’ll be happy to connect you with our Executive Director of School District Services. 

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