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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Behavior And Education (BAE) provides top quality applied behavior analysis (ABA) intervention. Our specialists combine the most effective ABA approaches to tailor an individualized treatment program for each of our clients. All of our intervention approaches are research based and consistent with best practices in the field of applied behavior analysis.

At BAE, it is our commitment to offer an enriched, therapeutic learning environment for individuals and families to develop and improve their quality of life. Our services aim to reduce maladaptive behavior patterns, develop new adaptive skills, minimize the extent of developmental delays, assist in the formation of appropriate social behavior, develop learning readiness skills, and empower parents to become active participants in their child’s development.

Behavior and Education is a proud recipient of the BHCOE 2017 Award of Distinction

The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) has awarded Behavior and Education with an Award of Distinction, recognizing the organization as a top behavioral service provider in the country.

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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.

In partnership with TranZitions Consulting, Behavior and Education presents:

In EVOLVE, young adults participate in an intensive vocational training program that includes small group instruction, along with placement and support in a paid work internship. Our a comprehensive curriculum allows individuals to develop the necessarily skills to obtain and sustain successful employment, while generalizing those skills within real-world work environments.

Evolve is unique in that job developers and job coaches utilize the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to build vocational skills within a systematic and effective approach to learning.

Now accepting applications for May 2017.

Click Here   to learn more about EVOLVE, or to apply for the program. 


Insurance

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

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Medi-Cal
  • Blue Shield
  • Care 1st
  • Cigna
  • HealthNet – MHN
  • Kaiser Medi-Cal

  • LA Care
  • Magellan
  • Molina
  • TriCare
  • TriWest
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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Leadership Team

Rahil Roussos, MA, BCBA

Clinical Director - South Bay & South Los Angeles

Shirin Sepehrband, MA, BCBA

Clinical Director - Los Angeles & Inland Empire

Jennifer Styzens, MS, BCBA

Clinical Director - Long Beach & Orange County

Stephanie Bibeau, MA, BCBA

Program Director

Leann Hardwick, Ed.D., BCBA

Program Director

Brittney Orwin, MA, BCBA

Program Director

Debbie Waldron, M.Ed., BCBA

Program Director

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:

  • 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
  • Quarterly bonus potential
  • 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
  • Quarterly bonus potential
  • 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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Program Director

Program Director Job Description:

  • Meet with Program Managers on a weekly basis through office supervision, division meetings, and coordinated field visits
  • Track client progress, behaviors, and program movement and assist supervisors in making necessary adjustments to programs
  • Maintain regular contact with families, and conduct quarterly visits to evaluate and support each client’s program
  • Ensure completion of supervisor requirements, including but not limited to reliability of data, fidelity of implementation, client video footage
  • Monitor contract fulfillment and support supervisors in meeting contract parameters
  • Oversee the staffing and scheduling of ABA services for assigned clients and staff
  • Review progress reports and assessment reports, editing for grammar, accuracy of content, and appropriateness of analysis, goals, and recommendations
  • Create staff development opportunities through goal development, tasks and assignments, and trainings geared to advance the staff professionally
  • Assist in developing trainings and clinical resources/ formats
  • Conduct trainings for supervisors and therapists
  • Conduct or oversee supervisors conducting non-agency trainings
  • Provide support to assigned therapists through establishing regular communication and managing any issues that arise
  • Prepare annual performance reviews for therapists and supervisors
  • Engage in disciplinary action and/or develop professional improvement plans as needed to address issues with staff performance
  • Attend and participate in clinic meetings and parent meetings when needed
  • Assist in the preparation for IEP meetings, and attend meetings when necessary
  • Ensure delivery of goal-directed parent education services for each client, consistent with the BAE model of parent education
  • Send out quarterly feedback surveys to therapists and families in order to monitor satisfaction and quality improvements
  • Maintain regular communication with funding sources, such as program specialists and service coordinators

Program Director Position Requirements:

  • Master’s or Doctoral degree in Applied Behavior Analysis or related field
  • BCBA certification (required)
  • Minimum 5 years experience in ABA interventions
  • Minimum 3 years of ABA supervision and management experience

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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Scheduler

Scheduler Job Description:

  • Coordinate the staffing and scheduling of ABA services across a large number of clients and staff
  • Use of scheduling software to manage client and staff schedules
  • Ensure contract fulfillment for each client based on contracted services
  • Assist in intake and client start-up activities
  • Identify staffing needs and support recruitment of new positions
  • Ensure staff hours are scheduled in accordance with company policies
  • Manage cancellations as they occur and arrange for sub coverage and/or make up sessions
  • Maintain up to date records on the availability of staff and clients
  • Communicate scheduling and staffing information with clients and staff
  • Arrange for the training and on-site support of new therapists

Scheduler Position Requirements:

  • Experience in staffing and scheduling
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced office environment
  • Strong ability to multi-task and problem-solve
  • Expertise in the use of computers
  • Good organization, communication, and attention to detail
  • Positive, friendly attitude

Excellent benefits package including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance after two months
  • Paid time off (PTO) accrual starts immediately
  • 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

Antelope Valley Office
1805 W Avenue K Unit MC3
Lancaster, CA 93534

North Los Angeles Office
15335 Morrison Street, Suite 117
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

San Gabriel Office
1050 Lakes Drive, Ste 225
West Covina, CA 91790