Clients

  • We provide behavior intervention services to individuals with a wide range of skill levels between the ages of 18 months and 22 years old.

  • These services can be provided in home, school, and other community locations.

Location

We primarily serve clients in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, expanding into several adjacent cities. Additionally, we may provide services into farther reaching areas, pending staff availability.

Service Formats

Comprehensive Services

  • Due to the pervasiveness of ASD, a comprehensive, high-intensity approach to intervention is important, if appropriate for the individual, as all areas of deficit must be intensively targeted to ensure the best outcome across all developmental domains.

  • An intervention plan that is labeled as comprehensive in intensity describes a program that generally entails 30 or more hours per week of direct ABA intervention services.

  • In order to provide this intensity of intervention, it requires the provision of the program supervisor/consultant, senior behavior interventionists, and behavior interventionists.

  • In this model, the program supervisor/consultant will develop and maintain 

an individualized treatment plan to target skill acquisition for any deficits and reduction for any excesses (such as challenging behavior). This plan is then implemented during frequent intervention sessions, during which the interventionist will actively create a high frequency of learning opportunities for the child across the targeted goal areas.

Focused Services

  • Focused ABA refers to low-intensity treatment provided for a limited number of targeted skill areas.

  • In this model, the program supervisor/consultant will develop and maintain an individualized treatment plan to target the primary areas of need for the individual, whether that is skill acquisition for deficits or reduction for any excesses (such as challenging behavior).

  • Focused treatments generally range from 10-25 hours per week of services and can be necessary for a variety of reasons.

  • These services at JBA primarily consist of consultative services to ensure that all individuals in the client’s life are able to maintain a high level of quality teaching interactions, caregiver training services so that caregivers may continue to most effectively support the child outside of more intensive learning environments, or direct intervention for children whose needs do not require or allow for a high-intensity program.

Assessments

Functional Behavior Assessments and Functional Analyses

  • If a client being referred for services demonstrates severe challenging behaviors, a functional behavior assessment (FBA) is conducted to determine the function and maintaining variables of the challenging behaviors, as well as to determine the appropriate positive behavior support plan. This allows for program development to teach alternate, functionally-equivalent or related replacement skills. This assessment will entail indirect measures of assessment (e.g., interviews, surveys, record reviews, etc.), as well as direct observation of the client across environments to determine the likely maintaining variable(s) of the challenging behaviors.

  • Occasionally, in severe cases or when an FBA is not sufficient for determining maintaining variables, a functional analysis (FA) may be conducted. An FA is a more intrusive analysis that requires the supervisor to alter their responding to the client’s challenging behavior to ascertain the maintaining variables. 

Skills Assessments

  • If a client being referred to JBA does not demonstrate severe challenging behavior, this assessment is conducted to determine the client’s current skill level across development domains. This is then used to identify goals to be targeted for skill acquisition in the client’s treatment plan. This assessment will also entail indirect measures of assessment as well as direct observation.

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