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Behavior Analysis

Puzzled child in foreground during consultation with behavior analyst

Utilizing a consultative approach, our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) provide support to classroom personnel regarding student behavior issues and positive behavior support plans. The Behavior Analyst will assess and monitor the child in their classroom by observing the student’s behavior, their interactions with others, and their environment. From this, a program can be prescribed to recommend adjustments to improve behaviors. 

Being able to match a behavior to what might be the reason for its occurrence requires knowledge, patience, and skill as patterns are slowly discovered and defined. In many cases, it may be a combination of variables that result in an unwanted behavior. These can be personal to the child (e.g. being tired, sick, or hungry) and environmental (e.g. a sound sensitivity or about gaining attention).  We specialize in working with students with special needs, where our knowledge and experience can help better understand behaviors that may also be related to cognitive, communicative, or physical limitations.  

Working for the Student

All students receiving specially designed instruction must have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) developed by a designated team of educators and service support providers, that is based on evaluations and observations. Our behavior analysts consult, coordinate, partner, and advocate for the student’s needs with the IEP team members to ensure that the supports they identified through their evaluation are integrated into the student’s classroom plan and structure. This process is boosted significantly by our relationship with all Bucks County school districts, and knowledge of their services, allowing us to prescribe programs we are confident can be easily integrated.