BHCOE Accreditation is the only applied behavior analysis (ABA)-specific accreditation. It provides feedback regarding clinical best practices, staff satisfaction and turnover, and consumer protection. Acting as a third-party, the organization systematically measures and reports on existing quality criteria in the behavior analysis community using standardized methods and practices, and accredits only those service agencies that meet these standards.
Great ABA agencies understand the importance of and embrace the opportunity to partner with parents to provide the best possible outcomes for their child. When you are looking for an agency, look for a company that is willing to listen to your concerns and your desires, design programs to teach your child the skills you want them to learn, and willing to come alongside you to provide you the education, support, and advocacy you need to help your child be as independent as possible.
As a parent, teacher, or behavior analyst, you may have seen time and time again where presenting a child who is on the Autism Spectrum with a writing task is the antecedent to hours long problem behavior. Writing composition can be one of the biggest challenges in learners with Autism. Schools typically begin to focus and fine tune writing skills around the 3rd grade level. The jump in expectations to composing text in 3rd grade often creates struggles and brings on problem behaviors that serve a function of escaping the writing task.
Many parents are conflicted at the start of each school year on which setting is best for their child on the autism spectrum. Below, I’ll offer a guide of the barriers to assess when discussing what is in the best interest of your child.