Welcome to Behavior and Education Inc

BAE offers services throughout Southern California. Currently, BAE services Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, Inland Empire, and Antelope Valley.

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

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Our mission is to promote meaningful behavior change through motivation, tailored teaching, and teamwork. Within our commitment to provide quality ABA, we strive to empower families and help those in our care to reach their fullest potential. 

Behavior and Education (BAE) 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 equip parents with the skills to maximize their child’s development.

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.

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

Comprehensive ABA

Comprehensive ABA refers to an intensive treatment model that is intended to reduce or close the gap in a child’s development relative to their same age peers. A wide range of goals are addressed within the scope of a Comprehensive ABA program, across developmental domains such cognitive, social-emotional, communication, adaptive skills, and maladaptive behaviors. Intervention is typically provided in a one-to-one format, with optimal results occurring when intervention is consistently applied across home and school settings. Because there are many skills to be taught within a highly systematic approach, intervention often requires many hours of training. Depending on the severity of behavior and/or degree of impairment, treatment may involve up to 30-40 hours per week in many cases (and as few as 10-20 hours per week in less severe cases) for a continuous period of three or more years.

Focused ABA

Focused ABA is appropriate when there is a narrow set of skills or behaviors that are to be addressed within treatment. Although fewer goals are targeted, optimum results are achieved when the treatment plan is consistently carried out across persons, locations, and situations. Due to this, intervention is typically recommended for no less than 10-15 hours per week, with a total treatment duration lasting a minimum of 6 months, and up to 2 years.

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.

Vocational Training & Supported Employment (Evolve)

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 skills necessary 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.

Call us today at (833) BAE-TEAM / (833) 233-8326 to get the process started or have us check your benefits now by filling in your information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is ABA?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific approach to understanding the reasons for a person’s behavior. Behavior refers to anything a person does, from simple tasks to very complex actions. Talking, interacting, attending, and playing are all examples of behaviors. ABA addresses behaviors that are socially important in order to improve a person’s quality of life. This includes behaviors that need to be learned as well as behaviors that are problematic.

Who should receive ABA?

Anyone who displays problematic behaviors and/or skill deficits can benefit from ABA. The use of ABA can help children and adults to become more independent, decrease problematic behaviors, and develop the skills to successfully learn and live in their community. Although many populations can benefit from ABA intervention, individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are most commonly serviced with an ABA approach.

How does ABA work?

ABA programs are goal-driven, and individualized to the needs of the learner. Goals are selected based on assessment, and what would be meaningful for the person to learn. Each goal is broken into simple steps that are manageable for the person to learn with success, and the training process increases in complexity as more skills are acquired. Various intervention approaches are used within an ABA program. All techniques used are research-based, and involve ongoing data collection to ensure that effective behavior change and skill development are occurring.

What age range do you service?

We provide services to children, adolescents, and young adults with behavioral needs. ABA services may start as early as 18 months of age, and can continue at various points in a person’s development over the course of their lifespan.

What do you teach?

Treatment goals vary according to individual client needs and can include goals within the areas of:

  • Communication and language building
  • Adaptive and self-care skills
  • Attending and social referencing
  • Cognitive functioning
  • Community participation
  • Coping and tolerance skills
  • Emotional development
  • Sibling relationships
  • Play and leisure skills
  • Pre-Academic Skills
  • Reduction of problematic behaviors
  • Safety skills
  • Self-advocacy and independence
  • Self-management
  • Social interaction skills
  • Vocational skills

What intervention approaches do you use?

BAE provides top quality applied behavior analysis (ABA) intervention. Every person we work with is unique. Therefore, our specialists combine multiple ABA approaches to tailor an individualized treatment program to meet the needs of each of our clients. All of our intervention approaches are research based and consistent with best practices in the field of applied behavior analysis. There are many effective ABA techniques, and we recognize the need to find a goodness of fit with the right approach applied to the client and their learning environment.

BAE utilizes the ABA approaches of:

  • Discrete Trial Training (DTT)
  • Pivotal Response Training (PRT)
  • Natural Environment Training (NET)
  • Verbal Behavior Training
  • Functional Communication Training (FCT)
  • Positive Behavior Support (PBS)

How do I receive financial assistance for ABA services?

BAE is contracted with local school districts, regional centers, and insurance companies. We also accept Medi-Cal. BAE makes every effort to help the family to access funding for ABA services; however services can be also be contracted privately by the client when alternate funding is not available. Contact us toll-free at (833) BAE- TEAM to find out what funding options may be available for you or your child.

Is BAE an in-network provider for insurance?

BAE is contracted with the following insurance companies:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross (Commercial and Medi-Cal)
  • Beacon
  • Blue Shield
  • Care 1st Medi-Cal
  • Cigna
  • HealthNet
  • Inland Empire Health (IEHP)
  • LA Care Medi-Cal
  • Magellan
  • MHN (Commercial and Medi-Cal)
  • Molina Medi-Cal
  • Optum
  • TriCare
  • TriWest
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • Value Options

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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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: 833-BAE-TEAM / 833-223-8326

Fax: 310-406-1531

Email: contact@baetherapy.com

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Locations

Services are provided in the client’s home, school, and community settings. Our corporate office is in Manhattan Beach, California, and we have regional offices conveniently located across our various service regions.

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

Orange County Office
10805 Holder Street, Suite 225
Cypress, CA 90630

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