Everyday ABA is dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities who exhibit problematic behaviors. Problem behavior can negatively impact the individuals quality of life, as well as their family members and friends. Our approach at managing problem behaviors is centered around prevention and appropriate and socially acceptable replacement skills. Everyday ABA works alongside family/caregivers/teachers to systematically change behavior by providing:
Functional Behavior Assessment - A Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) obtains information, in naturally occurring conditions, about the purposes (or functions) a behavior serves for a person. Everyday ABA provides clients with an FBA which consists of an FBA Parent Interview, FBA Teacher Interview (if applicable), FBA Individual Interview (if applicable), baseline problem behavior data collection, direct observations, development of hypothesis for function of behavior, development of Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP), training in strategies, teaching procedures, and crisis management, BIP data collection, and program monitoring follow up services.
Behavior Intervention Plan - A Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) is a step by step plan which is developed after an FBA is written. The BIP Everyday ABA develops has (4) major components: Motivating Operations Strategies, Antecedent Strategies, Teaching Strategies, and Consequence Strategies. The BIP is individualized for not only the client, but also the family. It is extremely important that the BIP is feasible for all family members to do as well as focus on meaningful skill replacement.
Parent/Caregiver Training and Feedback - Everyday ABA provides direct in home training for family members, friends or team members. This is done by providing (a) instruction (b) modeling (c) role-reversing and (d) providing correctional feedback.
Follow Up Services - All services provided entail consultative follow up services. After a consultant or therapist is able to fade out the amount of direct service, follow ups are scheduled on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly schedule depending on each individual case.
Everyday ABA believes that it is important for any home program to encompass all environments that are meaningful, age appropriate and relevant to the individual receiving services. The different instructional domains Everyday ABA consultants assess skills and deficits in are communication, daily living, social/community, academics, leisure, and vocational.
Communication - Everyday ABA teaches viable communication systems that allows the individual to express their wants and needs.
Daily Living - Everyday ABA teaches functional skills that will increase the individual's ability to independently participate in their current everyday home activities as well as prepare them for future independent home expectations.
Social/Community - Everyday ABA teaches social skills that will not only enhance social interactions with peers, but also increase social skills that involve coping, problem solving, and navigating the community around them.
Academics - Everyday ABA uses relevant informal assessments to determine the most appropriate academic skills for each individual.
Leisure - Everyday ABA teaches skills that individuals can perform during their downtime to promote a higher quality of life as well as age appropriate activities that are based on the individual's interests and preferences.
Vocational - Everyday ABA teaches work related skills, based on the interests and preferences of the individual to enable independence, work towards gainful employment, and prepare individuals for future work environments.