School-Based ABA Treatment
Hidden Treasures therapists often work with children in school. Working in schools requires a close collaboration between our treatment staff and classroom teachers.
Working with the School
Hidden Treasures is committed to building relationships with various schools in the greater Los Angeles area.
Once we have determined the challenging behaviors and the potential cause of those behaviors, we design a program that fits the specific needs of the child and develop a strategy to implement the program within the school environment. Our team works closely with staff and teachers to successfully launch a treatment program and begin to see noticeable results.
Positive Behavior Support Plans
Change can be distressing for children with autism, which is why we incorporate positive reinforcement methods in our programs. At Hidden Treasures, we believe that individualized Positive Behavior Support Plans (PBSPs) are key to modifying negative or challenging behavior. We encourage and identify the positive behavior of children with autism, acknowledging their existing and developing strengths, and using those skills to help them face new, unique challenges.
Positive Behavior Intervention Plans
We meet many parents and guardians who express that their child is demonstrating problem behaviors in the classroom. Our team works closely with teachers to determine the problematic behavior, which may be any of the following:
- Class disruption
- Using aggressive behavior in the classroom
- Using negative or inappropriate language
Once the trouble behavior is identified, our specialists design Positive Behavior Intervention Plans (PBIPs) for teachers and school staff. These plans are designed to teach and reward positive behavior. Our PBIPs are based on the results of the FBAs.
Benefits of BIPs
Behavior Intervention Programs are designed to help children with autism learn problem-solving skills and discover better ways to respond to distressing situations that may cause negative behavior. Our plans outline which teacher or staff member is responsible for aiding in each specific situation or behavior. For example:
- Student will request breaks when needed.
- Teacher will instruct student on self-calming activities.
- Student will be removed from classroom after two warnings until he/she can show self-control in a group project.
- Student will be rewarded with art time if the teacher notices him/her working well in a group.