Solving Classroom and Behavior Issues
The ACES Behavior Services Center (BSC) provides a wide array of programs and trainings designed to support students, teachers, parents and communities in resolving instructional and behavioral issues. The BSC’s work is based in the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). ABA, as a science, is the product of seven decades of research. In that time behavior analysts have provided the foundation for learning principles as applied to both instructional and clinical methodologies. It is important to note that ABA methods, empirically demonstrated, through educational, behavioral, and experimental research, have repeatedly been found to be superior to alternative approaches in producing significant academic and socially relevant outcomes.
ACES BSC provides support for students, teachers, and parents in three significant ways:
Consultation to school districts, parents, and agencies
Implementation of an Early Intensive Behavior Intervention (EIBI) program for children and youth on the autism spectrum
Behavior support for internal ACES programs.
The Autism Center Team (Center for Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders) is comprised of Board Certified Behavior Analysts who provide instructional design, training, and clinical services to adolescents who participate in the SAILS (Science-based Approacheds to Independence and Life Skills) classrooms. ABA-Trainers are also an indispensible member of the SAILS classrooms. ABA-Trainers provide direct instruction across a variety of living and community environments, implement behavior intervention plans, and maintain student data.
The Consultation Team, comprised of highly qualified Behavior Analysts, provides support for our ACES regional school districts. Support is delivered through the design and implementation of empirically demonstrated behavior technologies.
The EIBI Team is comprised of Board Certified Behavior Analysts who provide instructional design, training, and clinical services for children and youth who participate in the EIBI program housed at Village School. ABA-Trainers are also an indispensible member of the EIBI educational/treatment team. ABA-Trainers provide direct instruction, e.g., DTI, implement behavior intervention plans, and maintain students' daily data.
The Home Services Team is comprised of Board Certified Behavior Analysts who provide training and support to parents both within the home and community, and ABA Home Instructors who deliver direct instructional and behavior support to the student Monday through Saturday mornings and evenings.
The ACES Behavior Tech Team provides support for internal ACES programs in the form of behavior assessments, behavior support plans, and reinforcement programs. This support has proved invaluable in supporting education of students across both academic and social behavior.