System of Care

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TABA System of Care for Behavior Analysis Services

  • Science: Applied Behavior Analysis: evidence-based, scientific approach to understanding behavior and how it is affected by the environment.
  • Technology: developed to change behavior for the benefit of the individual and community
  • Goal: to increase positive functional behaviors and decrease negative or non-functional behaviors

NOTE: Each individual is unique and special and this information is to serve as a guideline only to better understand the process of services. The timeframes vary depending on the needs of our clients, their families, and organizations. And Brief Focused Behavior Analysis Services are also available, see the blog posting.

PHASE 1 Assess, Analyze, Plan | Approximately 1-2 Months [Brief 1-2 weeks]

TABA System of Care – Assess

  • Determining family’s concerns and needs
  • Developing system of collecting data
  • Interviewing family, doctors, teachers, and the individual client
  • Conducting assessments with client – examples: FAST, FAI, ABC, Vineland, VB-MAPP, Essentials For Living Assessment Tools
  • Reviewing relevant records – Examples: psychological assessments, school records, IEP, medical history

TABA System of Care – Analyze

  • What behaviors could provide alternatives to challenging behaviors?
  • What behaviors would create new ways of responding and decrease challenging behaviors?
  • What deficits does the client have that we can help with?
  • What does the family bring to the table related to deficits and contributions to support behavior change?
  • Are there medical considerations that need to be considered?
  • What else do we need to know to develop a plan of action?

TABA System of Care – Plan

  • Development customized plan for client
  • Collaborate with the family, client, medical providers, teachers, and any other providers or relevant stakeholders
  • Create goals to decrease challenging behaviors
  • Create goals to increase functional behaviors
  • Include medical treatment that must be followed
  • Determine methods to evaluate treatment

PHASE 2 Teach, Train, Evaluate | Approximately 3-4 Months [Brief 2-6 weeks]

TABA System of Care – Teach

  • Implement behavior plan with client and caregivers
  • Model behavior plan for staff and caregivers
  • Instruct behavior plan with staff and caregivers
  • Review behavior plan regularly for understanding

TABA System of Care – Train

  • In-the-moment coaching of behavior techniques with staff and caregivers
  • Review behavior plan and role play
  • Discuss challenges to implementation and strategies to overcome
  • Develop individualized competencies to test implementation of staff and caregivers
  • Review data, graphs and progress

TABA System of Care – Evaluate

  • Review progress of caregivers & staff
  • Data collection
  • Ignoring behaviors
  • Training new behaviors
  • Overcoming challenges
  • Make changes, adjustments, or remove elements from the plan
  • Teach and train new pieces of plan

PHASE 3 Generalize, Maintain, Fade | Approximately 5-6 Months [Brief 6-9 weeks]

TABA System of Care – Generalize

  • Generalization occurs throughout behavior services
  • Training in all possible settings
  • Training with all possible staff and caregivers
  • Review data to determine if generalization is occurring
  • Make adjustments to increase generalization as needed

TABA System of Care – Maintain

  • Generalization is successful when the new behaviors occur across all settings, in multiple circumstances, and with all caregivers and staff
  • When generalization has occurred, maintenance includes monitoring to ensure behavior change change continues, caregivers and staff continue to utilize ABA tools and techniques implemented
  • Monitoring of data

TABA System of Care – Fade & Discharge

  • Once generalization and maintenance have occurred successfully (75% or above), then services can begin to be faded as determined by the individual plan developed.
  • Fading of services is a decrease of services steadily over time.
  • Fading will begin the discharge process.
  • Discharge will occur during this phase.

The above TABA System of Care is a general outline of services and is adapted to meet the needs of your family’s needs. We develop customized services for each client based on your needs and goals for your family. We provide services respectfully, efficiently, and honestly.

I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Respectfully & Sincerely,

Shelly Lynn Henry, MS, BCBA

Owner, Clinical Director & CEO