Behavior therapy is a data-driven science. Our BCBAs collect information about particular behaviors, including those we want to increase (reading, trying a new food, social interaction) and others we’d like to see decrease (aggression, frustration, meltdowns). Through classroom observations and input from parents and teachers, the BCBAs will use the collected data to develop a plan of intervention that can be implemented at school as well as at home. The BCBAs then provide direction to teachers, other therapists, and family members to ensure that the child’s behavior plan is being executed properly. The BCBAs continue to collect data to identify factors that may be influencing certain behavior, to understand behavior patterns, and of course, to measure behavior modification and adjust the plan accordingly.
Our BCBAs help students modify their perspectives and adapt to change and new experiences. However, their most important role here at Julie Billiart Schools is to help our teachers, staff, and families understand the behavior plan and learn various therapy techniques to ensure maximum results for the student.
Our BCBAs use different behavior therapy techniques and approaches to respond to specific student needs, while also providing teachers with the skills they need to make the most of each student’s classroom experience. The BCBAs at Julie Billiart Schools also monitor student progress throughout the year and adapt their strategies and guidance for teacher instruction accordingly.