What We Do
We collaborate with our clients and their support teams to develop a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) that guides scientifically-sound, safe, and effective strategies to reduce problematic behaviors and teach critical skills for success. Our services are commonly provided in the following ways:
Your ABA professionals will come to your location to develop effective strategies that reduce challenging behavior and teach critical daily functioning skills. The overall goal is to build clients’ success, happiness, safety, and meaning within their daily lives.
Note: Home-based ABA services are uniquely personal and intimate in comparison to other medical treatments. This setting allows for astonishing progress however, it also presents challenges that may negatively impact effectiveness of services. As a result, IBG uses structured treatment policies specific to in-home services that maintains focus on professional, client-centered, and effective service delivery.
Community Based Services
We can provide services at vocational job sites, extracurricular activities, medical appointments, play dates, routine community activities (e.g.: parks, grocery shopping, running errands, haircuts), and more!
Services in these settings help our clients and their support teams learn effective ways to address problem behaviors during high stress situations, instead of “giving in” and “doing whatever it takes” to stop unwanted behaviors in the moment. In addition, clients are able to learn appropriate socialization, toleration to change, and compliance to critical societal rules and safety so routine daily outings can be enjoyable and stress-free!
Our Board Certified providers can attend Individual Education Plan (IEP) or other school-related meetings to assist with identifying goals and strategies to help increase clients’ success within the academic setting.
In addition, our providers can deliver direct ABA services in classrooms to develop individualized and successful ways to teach conformation to required school rules and student expectations. We also collaborate with teachers to incorporate behavior change strategies that are shown to be effective for our clients.
Note: One-on-one ABA services within classrooms must first be approved by the school’s administrator and any funding source covering ABA services.
How We Provide ABA Services
We deliver services in slow-but-steady way to guide progress towards the ultimate goal of “graduating” from services. ABA therapy is a temporary service; meaning providers empower their clients’ and support teams to maintain successful outcomes even after professional services no longer occur. We focus on restoring the autonomy and normalcy our clients and support teams deserve, in the following ways:
‣ Your Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will collaborate with you to understand the unique challenges and deficits that negatively affect your daily life. They will conduct interviews, assessments, and observations to identify the specific reasons why these challenges are occurring.
‣ Your BCBA will develop a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) that thoroughly outlines individualized ways to safely and successfully reduce these challenges. Additionally, the BIP will outline critical skills to teach, along with proper teaching techniques, which help to ensure these challenges do no re-emerge over time.
‣ Your BCBA will use all information obtained up to this point to provide professional recommendations on the structure and frequency of services that will best achieve your long term goals. The recommendations will include a proposed schedule for the most successful way to systematically fade services until the ultimate goal of “graduating” from services is achieved.
‣ Your BCBA will review the BIP and service recommendations with you to ensure it is comprehensive, practical, and fitting. All questions and concerns will addressed before officially starting direct-ABA services.
1 | Scheduling Appointments
‣ You and your ABA provider(s) will create appointment schedules that accommodate your daily routines, client needs, and BIP goals.
‣ Appointment schedules are accessible through your client account with IBG, where they can be viewed and modified as needed.
2 | Creating “Lesson Plans” & Completing Appointments
‣ Your ABA provider(s) will coordinate specific service-delivery plans with you, such as appointment agendas and how intervention methods will be used. This ensures services continue to fit and address your needs and requests. It will take a little extra time to develop a solid routine in the beginning, but it quickly pays off once everyone understand the wheres, whens, whys, and hows of each appointment.
‣ Providers will use natural and contrived situations to teach skills outlined in the BIP, and manage problem behaviors as they arise. The settings, materials, and people involved will vary depending on the goals that are addressed, and will be determined when reviewing appointment agenda and plans.
‣ Providers electronically report on all goals and problem behaviors addressed during the appointment, which is automatically linked with progress reports, and shared with you.
3 | Collaboration & Building Personal Skills
‣ ABA provider(s) and caregivers will support each other to achieve client goals, personal goals, and to successfully follow BIP strategies. This is done during appointments, and monthly Team Meetings.
‣ Providers may work one-on-one with clients, model strategies for caregivers, or step back to observe & support caregivers while they practice using ABA strategies with the client.
4 | Ending Sessions
‣ The last few minutes of each appointment is reserved for discussions, questions and concerns between providers and caregivers. No session will end without an understanding of what occurred during the appointment, or what to expect for the next appointment.
‣ During monthly team meetings, Long Term Goals will be reviewed to ensure ongoing progress across client goals, caregiver ability and confidence with maintaining progress without ABA provider support, and caregiver satisfaction.
‣ Providers and caregivers will work together to make modifications as necessary to continue progress towards ultimate goal of fading services without negatively affecting client successes.
‣ Focus of fading is placed on practicality and effectiveness; It only occurs if realistically possible, and there is no risk of harm. Fading is not rushed or forced. Instead, a plan is created to ensure it is done safely and effectively. For example, a provider may start fading by observing from outside the home/location so they can “jump in” to help when necessary. Then the provider will gradually fade to video support.
‣ The goal is to support caregivers with independently maintaining client success without provider’s physical presence, so the client and caregivers can get back to a normal, dignified, and satisfying life as soon as possible!