Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

All services are based upon the evidence-based principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Research shows ABA to be the most effective treatment for individuals with an ASD. Some of the components that help make ABA successful are:

  • Individualized assessments
  • Individualized treatment plans
  • Breaking complex skills down into small, teachable steps
  • Providing assistance (prompting) for new skills
  • Error reduction procedures
  • Positive reinforcement

Crossroads Educational and Behavior Service Coordinators (“EBSCs”) are Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) who are also Licensed Applied Behavior Analysts (LABA) and have a master’s degree (or higher) in Behavior Analysis, Psychology, Education, or a similar field. All EBSCs have completed coursework, supervised field experience, and passed a competency-based examination. For the provision of direct classroom instruction, Crossroads employs bachelors-level ABA Teachers who work under the supervision of the EBSCs and Lead Special Education Teachers.

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