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Services

The BVIU will offer the following behavior services.  If you have additional behavioral needs that are not listed, please reach out and we will discuss other options .

Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA): The team will conduct a functional behavior assessment including indirect assessment administration, direct observations, report development, and presentation at meeting.  Representation at due process hearing will also be included for FBAs completed by the BVIU.  

Behavior Analyst (Day/Hour): A behavior analyst will be assigned to a district for the purchased number of hours/days per week.  During this time, the behavior specialist may conduct any of the services that are purchased by item as well as any other duties/responsibilities that would be appropriate for a district behavior specialist to conduct (classroom consultations, IEP meetings, PBSP development and oversight, behavior management and de-escalation, district training, etc…)  

Classroom Coaching: The behavior specialist will observe the classroom and work with the teacher and administration if appropriate to develop a plan to support the behavioral needs of the classroom including reinforcement systems, structures and routines, visual aides and supports, ABA-based skill acquisition strategies, schedules, physical arrangements, and crisis intervention strategies.  This service is not student specific.  It is focused on classroom systems.  

Positive Behavior Support Plan (PBSP) Development: The behavior specialist will develop a PBS based on an FBA that was completed by either the BVIU or a third party if one has already been conducted and is determined to meet standards.  

Positive Behavior Support Plan (PBSP) Development with Coaching: The behavior specialist will develop a PBS based on an FBA that was completed by either the BVIU or a third party if one has already been conducted and is determined to meet standards.  After development, the behavior specialist will model implementation and coach the staff who work with the student in order to ensure fidelity. 

ABA Therapy: The behavior specialist along with an RBT (if available) will conduct various aspects of ABA therapy as a direct service.  These services may include verbal behavior and communication training, toilet training, skill acquisition and behavioral reduction programs, etc 

Step-down Transition Support: The behavior specialist will work with the current placement and the school district to ensure that appropriate supports and interventions are in place upon release from a more restrictive setting in order to create a more seamless transition to a less restrictive environment.  

Verbal Behavior Coaching: The behavior specialist will serve as a coach for ABA classrooms that are implanting verbal behavior and other ABA interventions within their classroom.  This will include technical support, modeling, assistance with problem solving, intervention selection and implementation, site review preparation (for Pattan based programs), and classroom training as needed.