Behavior & Learning Solutions, LLC provides supplemental instructional alternatives and behavioral-based programs based on individual client needs, motivation, and family goals, and utilizes the scientifically-based principles and procedures of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and methodology of Precision Teaching (PT).
What is ABA?
"Applied Behavior Analysis is the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree, and to demonstrate that the interventions employed are responsible for the improvement in behavior"
Baer, D.M., Wolf, M.M., & Risley, T.R. (1968). Some current dimensions of applied behavior analysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 1, 91-97.
Teaching new behavior with ABA
Positive reinforcement is a cornerstone at Behavior & Learning Solutions. When a behavior is reinforced, or rewarded, that specific behavior is more likely to occur again. This is one way to increase appropriate behavior.
Decreasing problem behavior
Eliminating reinforcement for problem behaviors is another element of effective ABA. If a behavior is not reinforced, it is less likely to occur again.
While reinforcing appropriate behavior and refraining from reinforcing inappropriate behavior are the cornerstones of ABA, applied behavior analysis uses a wide range of procedures, all based on a foundation of behavior analytic principles, to teach new behavior and eliminate the inappropriate behaviors that may interfere with every day life.
What is Precision Teaching?
At BLS, we utilize the data-based decision-making methodology of Precision Teaching (PT). Precision Teaching is a method of carefully defining instructional targets and making daily decisions based on the data that we see on our charts. We use Precision Teaching's Standard Celeration Chart (SCC) to measure and visually analyze all of our data, including skill acquisition programs and problem behaviors that are targeted for decrease. Lastly, we use PT and the SCC because we know that “The Learner Knows Best.” If we see that our data is different than we expect, we change the program and do not blame the learner for not learning!
8762 Louisiana St. Suite J
Merrillville, IN 46410
Phone: (219) 472-0628
Fax: (219) 750-9472
Use the form below to contact us with any ABA questions or if you want to learn more about our program. Please be as detailed as possible! Include your child's diagnosis and age. You may use this form or call us to set up a tour or intake assessment.
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