Welcome to the ABLE program within Findlay City Schools! We are so excited to share all of the exciting pieces of our program. We call this the ABLE Program, as we are Advocating Behavioral Learning for Everyone.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a branch of psychology focusing on the science of behavior. ABA uses only evidence based practices backed by scientific research to make changes in the environment to increase or decrease socially significant behaviors. There are nine different areas of practice within ABA. Behavior Analysts can specialize in areas ranging from education, to sports, organization business management, even sustainability. For more information on these areas of specialization, visit www.bacb.com.
Intervention Specialists that work within our Autism classrooms have received training and support on ABA principles and crisis intervention. Most paraprofessionals and teachers working with students with autism within the ABLE program are nationally certified through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board as Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT). To become an RBT, these individuals completed 40 hours of ABA focused coursework along with passing a national certification exam. After receiving their certification, our RBT’s are then supervised weekly by our full time Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCABA).