Applied Behavior Analysis
BAC’s philosophy is grounded in data-based scientific research, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) – the educational standard and best practice for individuals on the Autism Spectrum.
Applied Behavior Analysis is a scientific approach to determining the environmental variables that effect behavior. Assessment and intervention are well controlled and applied systematically in order to determine the purpose of behavior and develop effective interventions to increase socially significant behavior and decrease other interfering behaviors.
Teaching methods are based on the principles of ABA and are highly individualized to the needs of each student.
All instructors hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field and have completed our extensive training program. Staff are supervised by our Clinical Supervisors (who work directly under our Educational Director) who have several years of experience working with individuals with autism and practicing applied behavior analysis.
Our Educational Director, who is a board certified behavior analyst and licensed behavior analyst within New York state, oversees the classrooms and all aspects of curriculum development, staff training, research, functional behavior assessments, development of behavior plans, training, supervising BCBA candidates, and ensures the overall quality and effectiveness of the day-to-day education and treatment of our students.