Welcome to Behavioral Directions LLC
A Resource for Applied Behavior Analysis
in Autism Spectrum, Developmental and Behavior Disorders
Behavioral Directions, LLC is a firm of leading behavior analysts and psychological professionals with extensive experience serving individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Problem Behaviors and related Developmental Disabilities. We provide assessment and intervention services in the clinic, home, school and community settings. Our staff members are credentialed (or seeking certification) in the field of behavior analysis as Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts and Registered Behavior Technicians. Our BCBA/BCaBA staff are also licensed by the Board of Medicine in Virginia. Our services are provided in the Washington metropolitan area in Northern Virginia, specifically Fairfax county (only west and north of I-66) and Loudoun county.
We are committed to using only evidence-based procedures. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a methodology supported by over 40 years of research and based on principles of learning is utilized. Skinner’s Analysis of Verbal Behavior, to promote communication and other skills, is emphasized in service delivery. Quality control is important to us, so we maintain small caseloads to provide the contact and intensity required to see behavior change.
“The main focus of intervention for Autism, ADHD, developmental disabilities and behavior disorders is to lessen associated deficits and family distress, and to increase quality of life and functional independence.”
We are highly committed to applying state-of-the-art techniques with established scientific effectiveness since these are mostly likely to lead to efficient improvements in skill and behavior. Data-based assessment and treatment are utilized to objectively evaluate progress and outcome.
“Autism is a neurobiological disorder that is characterized by impaired social interaction, communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior, all starting before a child is three years old.
Once thought to be very rare, autism spectrum disorders are estimated to occur in as many as 1: 59 (one in every 59 people).”
Navigating the right path following a diagnosis of autism or severe behavior disorder can be daunting. It is important to quickly gain the skills necessary to sort out effective interventions from those with less solid or no support. Guidance from a professional with scientific experience in this area is often helpful.