Appropriate behaviors are taught to replace problem behaviors through utilizing procedures such as:
Verbal behavior training is frequently utilized during sessions in a discrete, 1:1 setting to teach the different verbal operants used in peer-to-peer conversations. The basic verbal operants targeted include the following:
Repeating other’s sounds or words
Answering questions and commenting
The Assessment for Functional Living Skills, along with similar assessments, are utilized to evaluate the skill level of a child for different self-help skills. Individualized task analyses and protocols are created to teach the steps within the skill effectively.
Progress on each step of the skill is measured to insure that the skill is being learned correctly. Prompt hierarchies are utilized to systematically fade out the level of assistance the child is receiving until independence is achieved for each step of the skill.
Evaluate the appropriateness
of the goals
Evaluate the procedures and accommodations being utilized
to the family
BCBAs are also able to do things such as attend IEP meetings to discuss and compare goals, to collaborate with the school team, and to provide suggestions for strategies that can be implemented in the school setting. Lastly, the BCBA is able to conduct classroom observations and provide school observation reports to the family and school team.