Welcome to Behavior and Education Inc

BAE currently provides services in California, Nevada and Texas.

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

boy

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.

Behavioral Health Center of Excellence Accreditation

Providing the highest quality of care to our families is important to us! That is why we at Behavior And Education sought out accreditation as an ABA provider.
 
In 2017, BAE became accredited as a top ABA provider by the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence, and we have been accredited continuously since that time. BHCOE certification is a testament to our exemplary clinical and ethical standards, commitment to continuous improvement, and high staff and consumer satisfaction.
 
A BHCOE Accredited Organization is an applied behavior analysis provider that has demonstrated it has met and continues to meet an assortment of clinical and administrative standards as determined by an independent third-party evaluator. BHCOE Accreditation serves as a consumer protection mechanism that indicates the organization’s commitment to quality improvement, transparency, and accountability. Collectively, BHCOE accredited organizations lead a growing movement of behavioral health providers that aim to increase the collective quality of services worldwide. – BHCOE
 
For more information about the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence, please visit their website at https://bhcoe.org.

Learn More

 

 

 

 

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.

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.

Get Started Now!

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)

What insurance plans do you accept?

We Accept a Wide Range of Insurance Plans, Including:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Medi-Cal
  • BlueCross Blue Shield (out of state plans)
  • Beacon/Value Options
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CalOptima Medi-Cal
  • Care 1st Medi-Cal
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • HealthNet
  • Holman Group
  • Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP)
  • Kaiser (case by case, not contracted)
  • LA Care Medi-Cal
  • Magellan
  • Manage Health Network (MHN)
  • Molina Medi-Cal
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Sierra Health / Health Plan Nevada
  • Texas Medicaid
  • United Behavior Health
  • United Healthcare

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.

What school districts are you contracted with to provide services with?

We are contracted with many school districts to provide services, including:

  • ABCUSD
  • Bellflower USD
  • Burbank USD
  • Da Vinci Charter Schools
  • Culver City USD
  • Compton USD
  • El Segundo USD
  • Inglewood USD
  • Larchmont Charter School
  • Los Angeles USD
  • Lowell Joint USD
  • Norwalk La Mirada USD
  • Manhattan Beach USD
  • Palos Verdes USD
  • Paramount USD
  • Redondo Beach USD
  • Santa Monica USD
  • South Whittier SD
  • Temple City USD
  • Wiseburn School District

What Regional Centers are you affiliated with?

We are affiliated with many Regional Centers, including:

  • ELARC
  • Frank D Lanterman
  • HRC
  • IRC (inland)
  • NLARC
  • SCLARC
  • SGPRC (San Gabriel Pomona)
  • WRC

What Steps is BAE Taking to Reduce the Spread of Covid-19?

BAE is monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and federal, state and local agencies to help ensure that the actions that we are taking are in line with the latest CDC recommendations. We have asked all clients and staff to inform BAE if they or their families are feeling sick. In these cases, session will be cancelled, and your Scheduler will contact you to make other arrangements.

 

Information for BAE Staff and Clients

The CDC has issued guidance to businesses to help prevent the spread of the virus, which we are monitoring and following.  Based on that guidance, all employees are asked to do the following:

  • If you are not sick but have a sick family member at home who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or may have been exposed to COVID-19, you should notify your Scheduler.
  •  If you are advised to take any precautions by your medical care provider, school district, or other authorities, please comply with all such instructions.  Additionally, please notify your Scheduler.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.  After touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, or after contact with people who may be sick, wash your hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the used tissue in the trash and wash your hands.  If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder.
  • Please increase your hand-washing routine.  Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  If you do not have access to soap and water, use a hand sanitizer containing 60%-95% alcohol. Soap and water should be used preferentially.
  • Perform routine environmental cleaning.  Routinely clean all frequently touched surfaces in your work area, such as your workstation, keyboards, telephone, countertops, and doorknobs.

 

Safeguard Against Stigma and Discrimination

While many in the United States and around the world may be worried about COVID-19 spreading, fear and anxiety can lead to social stigma, such as towards people of different national origins (including Chinese or other Asian Americans) or people who were in quarantine.  This is not only against BAE’s values, but it may also constitute unlawful discrimination or harassment.  All employees must avoid stigma and discrimination.  BAE’s equal employment opportunity and anti-harassment policies apply.

 

BAE’s COVID-19 Information Contact
Johanna Nagel-Kim, Chief Operating Officer, Behavior and Education Inc
(310) 406-1500 / jnagel-kim@baetherapy.com

What is BAE’s policy on diversity, equality, and inclusion?

BAE is a diverse community of professionals made up of people from all over the world. We represent a multitude of cultural backgrounds, and each person contributes their own perspectives and experiences to bring culturally sensitive services to our clients.

It is our goal to promote inclusion and a sense of belonging for our clients. Therapy goals include a focus on inclusivity and addressing behaviors that contribute to increased equality, inclusivity, and acceptance by others within their community.

BAE team members are emersed in our Guiding Principles, which serve to promote an ethical, diverse, and respectful intention as we interact together as a community of clients and providers. At BAE, we strive for cultural acceptance and urge each of our team members to increase awareness of our own personal biases and to be curious rather than judgmental when faced with cultural differences.

What Translation Services are available?

BAE has multilingual team members available to converse fluently in other languages. Spanish-speaking translation of information and documents is readily available and translation into other languages is available upon request.

Services are provided in English or Spanish based on the language spoken in the home environment. Services provided in languages other than English and Spanish may be available based on staff availability. An interpreter service can be made available upon request.

Leadership Team

Barbara Endlich, Psy.D., BCBA-D

Chief Clinical Officer

Jennifer Styzens, MS, BCBA

Executive Clinical Director

Leann Salvoni, Ed.D., BCBA

Clinical Director of Leadership and Development Clinical Director - Nevada and Texas Regions

Jackie Duree, MA., BCBA

Clinical Director - California Coast Region

Lesli Kerr, M.Ed., BCBA

Clinical Director - California Mountain Region

Employment

Behavior Technician

Behavior Technician 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 Technician 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
  • Paid time off accrual (i.e., vacation, sick pay)
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid drive time
  • Pay for cancelled sessions
  • Paid training
  • BCBA/ BCaBA supervision

Opportunities to join our team are available in all of our regions across Southern California and Nevada!

Apply Now

Behavior Consultant (BACB Supervised Experience)

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 to join our team are available in all of our regions across Southern California and Nevada!

 

Apply Now

Program Manager (BCBA)

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
  • BACB Type 2 CEU events offered in-house
Opportunities to join our team are available in all of our regions across Southern California and Nevada!

 

Apply Now

Current Job Openings
For a full listing of job openings please click the link below!
 

Apply Now

BAE is a BACB approved continuing education provider and

we provide in-house Type 2 CEU events to eligible staff.

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

Do you have feedback or a suggestion to share? We want to hear from you! Please click on the Suggestions icon below to offer general comments about BAE. 

suggestionbox

Our team is here for you! Please let us know how we can help. If our team hasn’t been able to fully resolve an issue with you, our partners in quality control are here to help too. You may contact the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) and/or the Behavior Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) for their assistance in resolving grievances.

 

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.

Corporate Office / South Bay Office
2780 Skypark Drive, Suite 410
Torrance, CA 90505

Behavior and Education Inc

Orange County Office
11140 Los Alamitos Blvd, Suite 204
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Behavior and Education Inc

Palmdale Office
190 Sierra Ct, Unit B-210
Palmdale, CA 93550

Behavior and Education Inc

Las Vegas Clinic
6330 McLeod Dr, Suite #4
Las Vegas, NV 89120

Behavior and Education Inc

Long Beach Clinic
3491 Elm Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90807

Behavior and Education

Inland Empire Clinic
5050 Palo Verde St., Suite 121
Montclair, CA 91763

Behavior and Education

Central High Desert Office
15428 Civic Dr, Suite 235
Victorville, CA 92392

Behavior and Education

Austin Office
1 Chisholm Trail Road Suite #450
Round Rock, TX 78681

Behavior and Education Inc

Resource Links

Digital Token Boards

BAE Digital Token Boards

Learning

Adapted Mind
AdaptEdMind is a customized, adaptive math curriculum that targets your child’s individual needs to significantly further their math achievement. AdaptedMind provides detailed reporting on children’s performance to parents and educators, integrating online learning into the home and classroom.
www.adaptedmind.com

ABCYa
ABCya.com, L.L.C. is a website that provides educational games and activities for school-aged children. The games on the website are organized into grade levels from pre-kindergarten to Sixth grade, as well as into subject categories such as letters, numbers, and holidays. Many of the games meet standards associated with the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
www.abcya.com

FunBrain
FunBrain is an educational browser game website for children and adults. It was on this site that Diary of a Wimpy Kid was first published before being turned into a successful book series and movie franchise.
www.FunBrain.com

Brain Pop
BrainPop is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12, together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.
www.BrainPop.com

Reading A-Z
Thousands of downloadable, projectable, printable teacher materials, covering all the skills necessary for effective reading instruction.
www.readinga-z.com

Mad Science
The Mad Science Group company specializes in educational and entertaining science programs for children that presents concepts in a visual and interactive manner.
https://www.madsciencepromo.com/athomeexperiments

Coding for Kids
CodeWizardsHQ delivers online coding classes for kids and teens ages 8-18. Their coding classes are designed to give kids the programming knowledge, skills, and confidence to thrive in a digital world.
https://codewizardshq.com/

Common Sense Media
Learning at Home and Homework Help
www.commonsensemedia.org

Movement Apps

Go Noodle
GoNoodle, Inc. provides online resource of health education tools, including lessons, interactive presentations, and additional resources to integrate health into any classroom.
www.gonoodle.com

Cosmic Kids
Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+.
www.cosmickids.com

PE Exercises
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/11Gn85SkOv1yGaZrzNOWvFJ_cIshdUqgY?fbclid=IwAR2PYIpMfnAJ4Uzl_3eB4AoyibWIZjazxhYvCeIUAp5k6fiBLaXJS5KJXUY

 

Information From Autism Speaks

The Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network includes age-specific tips for helping children cope with stress.

Coping with disrupted routines

Continuing clinical care during social distancing and school/program closures

Flu Teaching Story