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Functional Behavioral Assessments

Trained personnel under the supervision of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) will conduct Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) which is a process that involves:

Assessment

  • The identification and operational definition of the targeted behavior.
  • Antecedent and Consequent Events surrounding the targeted behavior.
  • Provision of an ecological assessment in the settings in which the target behavior occurs. This could include the home, school, and/or community setting.
  • A review of the records available such as medical and school records including previous interventions that were used to address the targeted behavior.
  • Conduct interviews with caregivers, parents, and staff members and student when appropriate.
  • The development of a hypothesized function for the targeted behavior.

Observation

  • Conduct a behavioral observation.

Written Report

  • Provision of a written report.

Meeting

  • Meet with pertinent individuals to discuss the results of the FBA and make recommendation.

Behavioral Intervention Plans

  • Trained personnel under the supervision of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) will develop and implement Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP).

Training

  • The provision of training school personnel how to determine if a formal BIP isneeded.
  • The provision of training school personnel the process of identifying possible behavioral supports.
  • The provision of training school personnel how to involve parents and students in BIP process.
  • The provision of training school personnel in specific strategies for behavior problem areas.

Design of Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP)

  • The provision of training school personnel how to design a BIP.

Implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP)

  • The provision of training and support to school personnel regarding how to implement a BIP. Data collection and analysis of the BIP.

Provisions of Presentations

Collaborative Autism Resources and Education (CARE, LLC) provide consultation to districts tailored to meet their individual needs.

Half-day and Full-day presentations are available including a wide range of topics relevant to school staff assigned to work with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related developmental disorders.

  • Topics Currently Available
    • Basic Behavioral Principles
    • Overview of Autism and Related Disorders
    • Application of Behavioral Principles in the School Setting
    • Discrete Trial Instruction
    • Development of Pragmatic Language Skills
    • Development of Functional Communication Systems
    • Visual Supports and Other Curricular Strategies
    • What Does Best Practice Say About Educating Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Social Skills Training for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Developmental versus Behavioral Model

Workshops and Hands-On-Training

Half-day, full day and multi-day workshops are available including a wide range of topics relevant to school staff assigned to work with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related developmental disorders.

  • Topics Currently Available
    • Hands-on Staff Training Utilizing Basic Behavioral Principles When Working With Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Related Developmental Disorders. The training involves a lecture format as well as hands-on component where staff is guided through the process of instructing students who present challenging behaviors.
    • Hands-on Staff Training on Discrete Trial Instruction (DTI)
    • Hands-on Workshops are designed to Assist Staff Working with Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related developmental disorders Regarding How to Set-Up a Classroom Environment That is Conducive to Learning.
    • Hands-on Workshops are designed to Assist Staff Working with Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Related Developmental Disorders Regarding How to Use Instructional Strategies and Make Modifications to the Curriculum
    • How to Conduct a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)
    • How to Develop and Implement a Behavior Support Plan (BSP)
    • Linking Assessment to Intervention for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Related Developmental Disorders
    • Best Practices in Assessment of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Positive Behavior Supports for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Developmental Disorders.

Tutorials

Collaborative Autism Resources and Education (CARE, LLC) offers tutorial services to students in the Las Vegas, Nevada area who require additional educational support in the home and community setting.

  • Academic Support – Trained personnel will be assigned to provide tutoring and academic support to your student in all major curricular areas. Personnel will be matched to your child’s individualized needs and curricular area focus.
  • Strategic Tutoring – Trained personnel will be assigned to provide strategic tutoring services to your child who focuses on how to be a strategic learner.
  • Strategy Instruction – A wide-range of research-based strategies are offered to meet your childís individualized learning needs. The strategies are part of the Strategic Instructional Model (SIM) from the Kansas University-Center for Research and Learning (KU-CRL). Each strategy takes approximately 8-10 weeks to implement. The strategies can be implemented on an individual basis or in small groups.
    • Reading Comprehension Strategy
    • Test-taking Strategy
    • Math Strategy
    • Social Skills Strategy

Support Services to Charter Schools

Please contact us for information about our support services for charter schools.

Other Services

  • Transdisciplinary Teams
    • Roles of Transdisciplinary Team Members in the Evaluation of Students Suspected of having Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Developmental Disorders.
    • Facilitation of Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) Training for Transdisciplinary Team Members (2-day training)
    • Facilitation of Autism Diagnostic Interview ñ Revised (ADI-R) Training for Transdisciplinary Team Member (2-day training)

Facilitation of Parent Meetings

  • Facilitation of the development and implementation of Parent Support Group is provided by personnel who are knowledgeable about topics that are relevant to parents and family members who have children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related developmental disorders.Provision of a Needs Assessment to determine what topics are relevant to your families’ current needs.
  • Will conduct parent meetings on a wide-range of topics related to parents and family members who have children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related developmental disorders.
  • Topics currently available:
    • Sibling Issues
    • Sleep Issues
    • Toileting Issues
    • Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Functional Communication Systems
    • How to Address Challenging Behaviors in the Home and Community Settings
    • Eating Issues
    • Overview of Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
    • What are Visual Supports?
    • Transitioning Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Social Interaction Skills
    • Community Activities and Outings
    • My Child Can”t Talk
    • Basic Behavioral Principles
    • Grief Process
    • What is Discrete Trial Instruction?
    • Asperger’s Syndrome
    • Special Needs Trust
    • Classroom Specific Support
    • Provision of Consultative Services to General Education Classrooms
    • Provision of Consultative Services to Special Education Classrooms
    • Design and Implementation of Data Collection Systems
    • Classroom Environment Design
    • Creating Structure, Predictability and Routines in the Classroom Setting
    • Teacher Specific Support
    • Provision of Support to General Education Teachers serving students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Developmental Disorders
    • Provision of Support to Special Education Teachers serving students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Developmental Disorders
    • How to Conduct a Curriculum-Based Assessment for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Developmental Disorders
    • How to Determine What to Teach Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Developmental Disorders

Related Service Personnel Support

  • Provision of Support to Related Service Personnel Who Provide Service to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Related Developmental Disorders.
  • How to Provide Support to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Related Developmental Disorders within the Classroom Setting.
  • How to Address the Challenging Behaviors That Interfere With Learning in the Therapy Setting.
  • Strategies for Effective Instruction in the Therapy Setting.

Student Specific Support

  • Provision of Support to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Developmental Disabilities
  • Design and Implementation of Play and Social Interaction Skills for Peers With and Without Disabilities
  • Development of a Functional Communication System for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Developmental Disabilities.
  • What is the Function of My Behavior?
  • How to Teach Replacement Behaviors.

Paraprofessional Training

  • How to Conduct an Ecological Assessment in the Classroom Setting
  • How to Provide Support to a Student with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Related Developmental Disabilities in the General Education Setting.
  • How to Provide Support to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Related Developmental Disabilities in the Community Setting.
  • How to Collect Data on Target Behaviors During Across Settings and Activities
  • Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Disorders.
  • Introduction to Basic Behavioral Principles Utilized in the School Setting.
  • What is my Role on the Playground?

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