• Dynamic Treatment System of Care
  • Christian Value-Based ABA for Everyone
  • About Trinity ABA, LLC

Is your child acting out, and you don't know what to do? Your child can receive effective 1:1 ABA Therapy and Social Skills Training - You will receive ABA Parent Training & Support. Together we can make positive change happen for your family. Call today: 727-809-1328

Behavior Analysis Assessments via Telehealth

Pilot Project | ABA & TELEHEALTH

Trinity ABA, LLC is embarking on another aspect of ABA utilizing technology. While not everyone has easy access to a computer, most have a SmartPhone or can access a computer and the internet relatively easily. Most not all we realize.

Trinity ABA, LLC

We are launching our Pilot Program partnering with other ABA Organizations and BCBA’s to provide consulting and assessment services for organizations in areas where BCBA’s are difficult to find.

Call 727-809-1328 or email us to find out more…

ABA & TELEHEALTH SUCCESS at 90% on average reduction of challenging behaviors:

CONCLUSIONS:


This research demonstrated that parents can use ABA procedures to successfully treat behavior problems associated with autism spectrum disorders regardless of whether treatment is directed by behavior consultants in person or via remote video coaching. Because ABA telehealth can achieve similar outcomes at lower cost compared with in-home therapy, geographic barriers to providing access to ABA for treating problem behavior can be minimized. These findings support the potential for using telehealth to provide research-based behavioral treatment to any family that has access to the Internet.” PEDIATRICS Volume 137 , Number S2 , February 2016 :e 20152851  Retrieved on 11-7-18 from:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4727312/pdf/PEDS_20152851O.pdf

About Telehealth…. 

Here is an article I found online that helps explain what Telehealth is all about (in case you didn’t already know :). Click here to read.

Certification Update:

Flexibility in the field-of-study requirement for ABA Certification – BACB Newsletter: October 2018

From the BACB Newsletter: October 2018

"...the increased behavior-analytic coursework and fieldwork requirements would likely lessen the importance of the differences in educational histories of applicants with graduate degrees in fields outside of education, psychology, and behavior analysis. This consideration, along with the secondary benefits of having more certificants with diverse training backgrounds and connections to other professional communities, led the committee to determine that more flexibility in the field-of-study requirement would be valuable at this time."

New BCBA Degree Requirements

"The committee first considered the level of the BCBA degree requirement (currently a master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution). Consensus was quickly reached that the current degree level requirement should remain unchanged.

The committee then discussed the current field-of-study requirements(i.e., behavior analysis, education, psychology) in the context of other eligibility requirement changes that were announced in 2017. For example, the committee noted that the new coursework requirements (i.e., 315 hours of graduate-level instruction) are close to the academic requirements of many master’s programs and the new supervised.f

Fieldwork requirements (i.e., 2,000 supervised fieldwork hours or 1,500 concentrated supervised fieldwork hours) are comparable to similar requirements in other professions. In this context, and after reviewing data indicating that there are only a few dozen degree-granting programs in behavior analysis, the committee recommended that the field of study not be further restricted at this time. However, given these considerations, and that any new degree requirements would be implemented in conjunction with the other new eligibility requirements in 2022, the committee discussed the value of an unrestricted field-of-study requirement. For example, the increased behavior-analytic coursework and fieldwork requirements would likely lessen the importance of the differences in educational histories of applicants with graduate degrees in fields outside of education, psychology, and behavior analysis. This consideration, along with the secondary benefits of having more certificants with diverse training backgrounds and connections to other professional communities, led the committee to determine that more flexibility in the field-of-study requirement would be valuable at this time.

 

Copied directly for accuracy from https://www.bacb.com/wp-content/uploads/BACB_October2018_Newsletter.pdf

Big News from the BACB: Registered Behavior Techs Must be W2 Employees

Behavior Technicians May Not be Independent Contractors in the U.S.
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides definitions of two primary worker classifications. A worker is an employee when the company controls what duties will be performed and how they will be performed.
A worker is an independent contractor when he/she controls how the duties will be performed (e.g., which procedures are used). Behavior technicians – those who are certified (e.g., as an RBT) and those who are not – have increasingly advertised their availability to provide services as independent contractors. Because over 97% of RBTs reside in the U.S., we provide the following guidance.

The BACB defines an RBT as “a paraprofessional who practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a BCBA, BCaBA, or FL-CBA.” Because an RBT is not an independent practitioner with control over how his/her duties are performed, in the U.S. an RBT would almost never qualify as an independent contractor as definedby the IRS. Thus, any RBT who is working as an independent contractor and any business that hires RBTs as independent contractors should immediately consult a tax professional to confirm compliance with IRS regulations. The following resources might be helpful during this consultation:

• The July 20, 2017 IRS Interpretation of Employee vs. Independent Contractor (See FS-2017-09, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 2017).

• The California Association for Behavior Analysis (May 2018) interpretation of this issue.

In addition to this being a serious IRS matter, failure to use the appropriate worker classification for behavior technicians may constitute a violation of the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts (e.g., section 1.04). In the event that a Code violation is alleged against you for mischaracterization of RBT services, the BACB will request a copy of the written opinion of a tax professional to demonstrate that appropriate due diligence was exercised in making the classification.

We strongly encourage RBTs who are practicing outside the U.S. to consult with a tax professional in their country to determine compliance with applicable employment laws”

Copied directly from the BACB.com for accuracy.

ABA Parent Support/Training MONDAYS 5:30pm @ Trinity ABA, LLC Center for Behavior Change | RSVP Required

Trinity Times Vol1 No07042018N 5

 

Who:               Parents, grandparents, caregivers, foster parents, step-parents, adoptive parents who want to learn about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in a relaxed, comfortable environment where they can gently learn ways we have come to understand through our personal and professional experiences that really help us to be better parents and our children to be better children.

When:           Monday’s (1st & 3rd) 5:30pm to 7:00pm

What:              Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Shelly Lynn Henry working with children in the Hernando Community to help decrease problem behaviors and increase better behaviors

Where:           Trinity ABA, LLC Center for Behavior Change

Address:        (location to be announced)

Why:               We work with families each-and-every day to create an environment of trust and mutual understanding to create real behavior change. This requires collaboration and partnering together to achieve your hearts desire for your family. To do this we need your time and effort together with ours to bring about the changes you want to see in your child.

RSVP:              As a patient of Trinity ABA, LLC participation for 1 training per month is required together with training for your child. Please confirm your attendance at one or both meetings no later than the Wednesday prior to the meeting.

Childcare:       Childcare Available, reserve your child’s spot ASAP, as space is limited.

Contact:         Catherine Brumett, BA, RBT, by email: catherinebrumett@trinity-aba.com, call or text to: 352-442-2341 or main: 727-809-1328.

 

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER – PARENT RESOURCES

AUTISM SPEAKS provides families with many resources, some are included here:

Parent Tool Kits from Autism Speaks – The Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit for Newly Diagnosed Families of Young Children was created specifically for families of children ages 4 and under to make the best possible use of the 100 days following their child’s diagnosis of autism.

100 Day Kit Sections

About Autism, Diagnosis, Causes and Symptoms
You, Your Family and Autism
Getting Your Child Services
How is Autism Treated?
Making It Happen
A Week by Week Plan for the Next 100 Days
Useful Forms
Glossary and Resources