ABA is effective with a wide spectrum of behaviors and ability levels.
ABA can benefit individuals with:
There are two different levels in which someone can become certified to provide ABA services. Both levels require certain degrees, training and experience requirements.
**Always make sure that the person who is working with your child is Board Certified. Find out here, www.bacb.com
Pediatric ABA therapy for the children of the Ohio Valley
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
The BCBA requires you to have earned a master's degree, specific ABA coursework, achieve a specific number of supervised hours and pass the Board Exam.
The BCaBA requires you to have earned a Bachelors degree, less than a year of supervision, passing of the BCaba Exam, and continued supervision by a BCBA.
ABA therapy consists of intensive programming that is tailored to the individual's needs and the family.
The amount of hours that an individual will need depends on their skill level, their disability or the severity of the problem behavior.
The amount of therapy and services needed should be determined by a qualified professional BCBA, but the expected range of hours are typically between 10-40 hours a week. Children needing more help and support will be at the higher range while those requiring less support will be at the lower end.
Early intervention is crucial to a child's development when a problem is suspected. Even if one does not receive ABA therapy at an early age, they can still benefit from obtaining therapy. Your never too old.
Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA)
**Information provided by North Shore Pediatric Therapy For more information, or videos, please visit www.ABAinfographic.com
Kathleen Kendall, M.Ed., COBA, BCBA, is the owner and CEO of Kendall Behavioral Solutions, LLC. She grew up in Martins Ferry, OH and currently resides there with her husband and 2 children. She has over 11 years experience working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, Trauma Informed Care, and other disabilities. Her work in behavior analysis has included work in schools, private inclusion settings, state schools, home based therapy, and clinic based settings. She received her Bachelor's of Science in 2007 from The Ohio State University. She later received her Master's Degree focusing on Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University. In 2015, she received her Board Certification in Behavior Analysis(BCBA) and later that year, her Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst license. She is an approved BACB supervisor for future RBT's, BCaBA's and BCBA's.
She is a member of the Association of Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), The Association Professional Behavior Analysts, Ohio Association of Behavior Analysts, where she sits on the Program Committee and the Council for Exceptional Children. She currently sits on the Trauma Informed Care committee for the Ohio Valley and the Human Rights Committee for the Board of Developmental Disabilities. She is the secretary for the non-profit community organization, Project Forward in Martins Ferry.
Kathleen started KBS in 2015. She knew the Autism statistics were increasing, along with children with a background of Trauma and Behavior, but there was a lack of quality ABA therapy that was being provided by a BCBA, in the Ohio Valley. She wanted to be able to provide the children in the Ohio Valley a high quality ABA program, because she feels no child should go without services. KBS has a superior team, who all believe in the mission and core values, that set us apart from other organizations. All team members at KBS, undergo extensive training upon hiring. KBS provides monthly Professional Developments and opportunities for team members to further their knowledge and expertise. We continuously strive to stay on top of the research and different applications of intervention in our field, to best serve the clients we work with.
The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) has awarded Kendall Behavioral Solutions with a 3-Year Accreditation, recognizing the organization as a top behavioral service provider in the country. The Accreditation celebrates exceptional behavioral health providers that excel in the areas of clinical quality, staff satisfaction and qualifications, and consumer satisfaction. KBS has been recognized by the Ohio Secretary of State, Jon Husted, along with the Ohio House of Representatives.
KBS is built on providing high quality Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to children of all ages. We work closely with other agencies and schools to provide a wrap around of services to best support the child and their family. KBS works with children who are diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injuries, ODD, EDD, Cognitive Delays, Behavioral disorders, Trauma background,Transitional services and more. Services are provided in your home, the school (if contracted), and the community. Our services are provided by Registered Behavior Technicians (who are pursuing their BCBAs) with programming and supervision by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
ABA, which stands for Applied Behavior Analysis, uses the scientific principles of learning and motivation in order to effectively teach. It focuses on the idea that consequences of what we do affect what we learn and what we will do in the future.
ABA seeks to improve scientific behaviors while demonstrating reliabile relationship between the procedures used and the change in the individual's behavior.
ABA uses positive reinforcement to increase more positive behaviors and social interactions & decrease inappropriate behaviors. Reinforcement is one of the main components to a successful program.
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