Welcome to Behavior and Education Inc

BAE currently provides service across Los Angeles County including South Bay and West LA areas.

We are contracted with several local school districts and regional centers. Our services are also covered by insurance.

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boyApplied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the science of applying empirically-validated treatments to socially significant behaviors in order to produce changes which improve the quality of life for an individual and their social support network. At its fundamental roots, ABA treatments are based on the philosophy that behavior is affected by its environment. Changes in behavior can thereby be produced by modifying the way an individual interacts with their environment. Our services utilize operant conditioning, which works to shape new behavior through its consequences; and respondent conditioning, which creates new ways of responding to environmental stimuli.

 ABA therapies have proven efficacious for individuals with special needs who display behavioral challenges, such as children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Treatment can begin at any time; however, it is highly recommended at an early age for intensive behavior therapy. Behavior and Education Inc acknowledges the importance of intensive behavioral interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders. Please feel free to contact us at (310) 406-1500 if you have any questions regarding ABA treatments and behavioral disabilities.

Our Services

Home-Based Direct ABA Intervention

Direct (face-to-face) intervention is delivered in the child’s home by a trained behavior therapist. Individualized instruction is provided using the ABA instructional approaches of Discrete Trial Training (DTT), Pivotal Response Training (PRT), and Incidental Teaching. The degree of each approach within a treatment program is individualized based on the needs of the child. As appropriate, community outings for inclusion support and appropriate behavior training in natural environments may be included within a child’s home-based intervention program. Age-appropriate programming is made a priority through program design (e.g., play-based session for younger children; use of natural routines for older children) and use of age-appropriate programming materials.

Goals are individualized based on assessed need and can include:

  • Behavioral compliance
  • Readiness for learning
  • Functional communication
  • Understanding and using functional language
  • Age appropriate play skills
  • Social interaction and inclusion
  • Coping and tolerance
  • Self-management of behavior
  • Adaptive living and self-care
  • Appropriate behavior in community settings

Parent education is provided to help the family overcome behavioral challenges in the home environment, and to promote generalization of learned behaviors. Collaboration with the educational team is provided to promote generalization to school, and encourage a team approach to intervention.

Benefits: Controlled learning environment maximizes the rate of student learning. Reinforcement and instructional strategies are individualized and based on student needs and interests to capitalize on unique motivators. Parent education and collaboration with the school staff increases the likelihood of skill generalization across situations and settings.

School-Based Behavior Support

School-based behavior services entail a trained behavior therapist providing direct support to a student throughout the duration or a targeted portion of their school day. Behavior aides provide an appropriate level of support without enabling the student. Our aides use prompt fading procedures to promote independence, avoiding problematic issues such as prompt dependency and learned helplessness.

The behavior aide uses ABA principles to effectively:

  • Prevent and manage challenging behavior
  • Increase the student’s appropriate behavior
  • Support classroom success by addressing behaviors which interfere with learning
  • Advance social learning through addressing maladaptive social behavior deficits and excesses

Under the supervision of a behavior analyst, the behavior aide works collaboratively with the educational team to implement a program which is geared towards promoting a student’s functional independence and success as a learner.

 Benefits: Increases student’s performance at school through improved learning readiness behaviors. Reduces the future reliance on an aide. Increases the student’s quality of life by improving their social relationships with peers. Restores classroom management capabilities for the teacher and reduces instructional challenges.

ABA Supervision

Supervision is provided for all direct intervention services by a qualified behavior analyst and entails direct (face-to-face) supervision of behavior therapist services, parent education, collaboration with team members, and program development and analysis.

  • Direct supervision of program implementation ensures that the behavior interventionist appropriately implements the program and correctly uses ABA techniques. The supervisor directly observes the child’s behavior for ongoing assessment and progress evaluation.
  • Parent education involves the supervisor working with the parents and/or caretaker to improve behavioral challenges in the home and community. The supervisor provides training in ABA strategies and instruction on how to create opportunities for target behaviors in natural situations.
  • Collaboration with team members occurs as a partnership between the supervisor and other providers to build a comprehensive program for the child. The supervisor shares results of the child’s behavior program including strategies used and progress towards goals, and solicits information about the child’s performance in other treatments.
  • Program development and analysis includes establishing an individualized program of behavioral goals, positive behavior support strategies, and ABA instructional techniques. The supervisor develops any necessary programming materials and therapeutic supports. Program development needs are based on functional assessment of behavior. Data is analyzed for treatment effectiveness and changes to the goals and treatment approach are made based on data analysis.
  • Progress reporting occurs for each child’s program which includes operationalized definitions of behavioral goals, a summary of treatment approaches utilized, and the child’s systematic progress towards meeting their behavioral objectives.

Benefits: Ensures efficacious treatment design and implementation. Ensures program changes are made on a timely basis. Increases the likelihood of a successful behavior change program.

District Para-Educator Training

On-site training of district para-educators for school-based behavior support is provided by a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) and includes review and modification of the behavioral treatment program, instruction and support provided to the para-educator to implement behavioral techniques, training on data collection, analysis of progress, and program development activities related to program design and development. Training is provided on a weekly basis, with the recommendation of hours depending on the severity of problematic behaviors and complexity of the behavior treatment package. Completion of training is based on BCBA documentation that the para-educator is implementing the program as designed, taking reliable data, and that the treatment approach is effective in reducing problematic behaviors. Maintenance training may be recommended on a monthly schedule to ensure generalization of treatment strategies to novel situations, and to monitor the appropriateness of the intervention program over time. Each student’s behavioral treatment package is individualized; therefore training is specific to a particular child’s program rather than a general training of behavior techniques.

Benefits: Allows districts to provide qualified and trained individuals to meet the needs of students who require an ABA intervention program at school.

Insurance

Behavior and Education Inc can help you navigate funding through the following insurance providers:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Kaiser
  • LA Care
  • Magellan
  • TriCare
  • TriWest
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • UnitedHealthcare

Call us today at (310) 406-1500 to get the process started or have us check your benefits now by filling in your information.

Testimonials

Our autistic son’s behaviors were beyond unmanageable.  He was thrown out of school and jumping out of 2nd story windows.  BAE came in and with great thought, diligence and professionalism examined our son’s behaviors. They really understood his issues and developed a program that changed his reckless behaviors.  We cannot give enough praise to Barbara and her staff.

I absolutely adore this company!! They have provided my son with exceptional behavior therapy for many years now. He was diagnosed with autism before the age of two. He is almost ten now. He has been receiving therapy ever since. We have worked with several companies but Behavior and Education is by far the very best!! Not only do they have the best therapists working with my son, they have always been there for me whenever I have needed them!!

They have exceeded my expectations and I would (and have) recommend them to anyone interested in getting their child therapy!! Thank you so much for everything you have done for our family! You guys are truly a blessing!!

The Behavior and Education team helped bring our child out of his world and into ours. They took the time to get to know our family, and involved us every step of the way in his home program. Our son went from a socially and behaviorally troubled child, to a child who can self regulate, initiate and maintain appropriate social interactions, understand others’ perspectives and develop friendships. Most importantly, when our son’s home program came to an end, we as family felt empowered by all that we learned from Behavior and Education to maintain his progress and continue to help him reach his full potential.

Leadership Team

Barbara Endlich, Psy.D., BCBA-D

Executive Director

Helen Fiteni, MS, BCBA

Clinical Director

Jenna Mattingly, MS, BCBA

Program Director

Brittney Orwin, MA, BCBA

Program Director

Shirin Sepehrband, MA, BCBA

Program Director

Jennifer Styzens, MS, BCBA

Program Director

Debbie Sanders, M.Ed., BCBA

Director of Clinical Training

Employment

Behavior Therapist

Behavior Therapist Job Description: 

  • Provide for the direct implementation of applied behavior analysis (ABA) interventions
  • Address problematic behaviors in accordance with Positive Behavior Support techniques
  • Utilize nonviolent crisis prevention intervention (CPI) approved procedures to de-escalate problem behaviors and ensure safety during crisis situations
  • Track data for skill acquisition and problem behaviors on a daily basis

Behavior Therapist Position Requirements:

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in ABA, education, psychology, child development, or related field
  • At least one year of experience with autism spectrum disorders
  • At least one year of experience with positive behavior supports and/or ABA interventions
  • Available after the school day (after 3pm)
  • Bilingual a plus

Excellent benefits package including:

  • Competitive hourly compensation, based on ABA education and experience
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • 401K plans
  • Paid time off accrual (i.e., vacation, sick pay)
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid drive time
  • Pay for cancelled sessions
  • Paid training
  • BCBA/ BCaBA supervision

Opportunities immediately available in the following regions:

  • South Los Angeles
  • Long Beach
  • South Bay Beach Cities
  • West Los Angeles
  • Central Los Angeles
  • North Los Angeles (south valley)
  • Northeast Los Angeles

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Behavior Consultant

Behavior Consultant Job Description:

This position meets the requirements for the new 50/50 Supervised Independent Fieldwork standards set by the BACB. In this role, you will be provided with supervised opportunities to:

  • Conduct assessments related to the need for behavior intervention
  • Design, implement, and systematically monitor skill-acquisition and behavior reduction programs
  • Oversee implementation of behavior-analytic programs by others
  • Train, design behavioral systems, and monitor performance
  • Other activities normally performed by a behavior analyst that are directly related to behavior analysis
  • Provide direct behavior intervention services at up to 50% of total caseload hours

Behavior Consultant Position Requirements:

  • Possession of a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited University
  • Minimum of 1 year direct ABA intervention
  • Active enrollment in program leading towards BCBA/ BCaBA certification
  • Successful completion of 3 ABA courses within approved course sequence
  • Professional letter of recommendation
  • Full time availability including one Saturday per month
  • Bilingual a plus

Excellent benefits package including:

  • Competitive hourly compensation, based on ABA education and experience
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid time off accrual (i.e., vacation, sick pay)
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid drive time
  • Paid training
  • BCBA/ BCaBA supervision

Opportunities immediately available in the following locations:

  • South Bay beach cities

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Supervisor

Supervisor Job Description:

 

  • Provide supervision of client ABA programs under the supervision of the staff support supervisor
  • Design, implement, and systematically monitor client ABA programs for skills training and behavior reduction
  • Ensure appropriate implementation of client programs during direct supervision and data analysis
  • Maintain each client’s program by regularly updating the instructional plan (IP) and ensuring accurate tracking of achieved steps
  • Support therapist professional development through active supervision in accordance with the BAE supervision model
  • Update data sheets and other programming materials as needed across clients
  • Deliver goal-directed consultation with teacher and/or instructional aide(s) for assigned cases
  • Conduct parent training with each client’s caregivers in accordance with the BAE parent education model
  • Conduct program development as needed for each case in a timely manner (e.g., visual supports, social stories, token board)
  • Write quarterly progress reports for assigned clients and submit to the staff support supervisor for review and feedback
  • Conduct functional behavior assessments (FBA) as well as assessments of developmental or adaptive behaviors as needed to develop initial and ongoing treatment plans
  • Meet with staff support supervisor for office supervision (OS involves clinical review of cases and staff development)
  • Track delivery of supervision and consultation hours using the sup tracking grid, and operate within the contracted hours for assigned clients
  • Conduct monthly supervision requirements and track completion using the sup monthly checklist (e.g., field visits, IOA data, FI, therapist comps, video, etc)
  • Schedule and conduct monthly (parent or clinic) meetings for each client
  • Video tape direct client services for purposes of supervision and progress tracking

Supervisor Position Requirements:

  • Active enrollment in a Master’s degree program in Applied Behavior Analysis or related field
  • Successful completion of all courses within a BACB-approved program
  • Ability to conduct FBAs, provide consultation and/or parent training services, and to design, implement, and systematically monitor ABA programs

Excellent benefits package including:

  • Competitive salary, commensurate with education and experience
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid time off (PTO) accrual
  • Paid holidays
  • Sick time
  • Paid conference days
  • Paid drive time and mileage reimbursement
  • Company laptop and work iPhone
  • 401K plans
  • Ongoing professional growth opportunities
  • Opportunities for career advancement

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Program Manager

Program Manager Job Description:

  • Directly oversee a team of program supervisors in case supervision of ABA programs
  • Provide training, support, and mentorship to supervisors in the provision of case supervision
  • Review and provide feedback on program design and modifications
  • Review data analyses to ensure client responsiveness to programming
  • Ensure that assigned Supervisors engage in regular and accurate data interpretation and data-based decision making
  • Conduct quality assurance checks and address issues with clinical programming as needed
  • Oversee the provision of parent education services
  • Ensure supervisor compliance with clinical protocols and procedures
  • Provide BACB-approved supervised fieldwork as applicable

Program Manager Position Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in ABA, education, psychology, child development, or related field
  • BCBA certification
  • Minimum 2 years of ABA experience
  • Experience in a supervisory or leadership capacity
  • Bilingual is a plus

Excellent benefits package including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance after two months
  • Paid time off (PTO) accrual starts immediately
  • Paid holidays
  • Sick time
  • Paid conference days
  • Paid drive time and mileage reimbursement
  • Company laptop and work iPhone
  • 401K plans available after one year; eligible for roll over immediately
  • Ongoing professional growth opportunities
  • Opportunities for career advancement

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Clinical Training Manager

Clinical Training Manager Job Description:

  • Conduct new hire training for clinical staff
  • Provide training and supervision for behavior consultants within their supervised fieldwork
  • Oversee the provision of assessment, analyses, and program design and modification
  • Update training content on a regular basis in accordance with best practices and industry trends
  • Support the ongoing training and professional development of clinical staff
  • Participate in recruiting and interviewing applicants

Clinical Training Manager Position Requirements:

  • BCBA or BCBA-D certification (required)
  • Master’s degree in ABA, education, psychology, child development, or related field
  • Minimum 3 years of ABA experience
  • Experience in a supervisory position
  • Experience conducting staff trainings

Excellent benefits package including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance after two months
  • Paid time off (PTO) accrual starts immediately
  • Paid holidays
  • Sick time
  • Paid conference days
  • In-house CEU events
  • Paid drive time and mileage reimbursement
  • Company laptop and work iPhone
  • 401K plans available after one year; eligible for roll over immediately
  • Ongoing professional growth opportunities
  • Opportunities for career advancement

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Contact Us

Behavior and Education Inc believes in maintaining a strong connection to the community we serve. Look for us at local community events, fundraisers, and workshops. We would love to talk with you about how our services can better meet the needs of your family or school system. We welcome feedback from the community, and look forward to working together with families and professionals to meet the evolving behavioral intervention needs of our children. Please provide your feedback and suggestions. We look forward to hearing from you!

Phone: 310-406-1500

Fax: 310-406-1531

Email: contact@baetherapy.com

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South Bay Office 1230 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 250 Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Long Beach Office 3605 Long Beach Boulevard, Suite 233 Long Beach, CA 90807

North Los Angeles Office 11755 Victory Boulevard, Suite 285 North Hollywood, CA 91606