Is My Child’s BIP Working? By: Dr. Jane Barbin, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA In our recent newsletters, we have explored the meaning and process for conducting a Functional Behavioral Assessment and creating the very best Behavior Intervention Plan for a child with problem behavior. Awareness of the components involved and skill in conducting both of [...]
Creating the Best BIP for Your Child By: Dr. Jane Barbin, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA In our last newsletter, we introduced the concept of conducting a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) to identify the “reasons” problem behaviors occur. Once the FBA is created and a function or functions have been identified, the team next determines [...]
So, What is an FBA?By: Dr. Jane Barbin, PhD, BCBA-D, LBAIt is important to be informed, as a parent and educator, when a child is displaying behavioral challenges. Of course, this can directly impact the child’s ability to perform in the most inclusive way and to make meaningful and optimal gains for lifetime success.Across various [...]
Behavioral Directions, a consulting firm serving individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, challenging behavior and related developmental disabilities, is pleased to announce that spaces are available in its ABA Clinic Sessions. Through these one-to-one sessions, Behavioral Directions seeks to guide families in the use of science-based procedures, with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at the foundation of [...]
Dr. Barbin was a featured speaker at the Commonwealth Autism Service's Annual Conference held on March 12, 2015 in Richmond, VA. The topic was Creating a Roadmap to Success: Best Practice Interventions for Challenging Behavior at Home and School. It's always great to promote successful skills for parents.
Dr. Barbin and Monica Adler, MA (Director, Ivymount School Asperger's Program) will partner on a seminar for 2015 Accessibility Summit held in McLean, Va. (McLean Bible Church) on 4/18/15. We will offer proven yet practical strategies. Plan to attend!
Our Recent Article on “Building Independence for Your Child” Featured in April Edition of PoshSeven Magazine
Dr. Barbin's article on "Building Independence for Your Child (and You)" was featured in the April, 2014 edition of PoshSeven magazine. The article can be viewed at http://www.poshseven.com/building-independence-for-your-child-and-you.html
Dr. Barbin joins staff from Fairfax County Public Schools (Shauna Gardziel, Rob Curran & Amy McDaniel) to present a local research study on "Comparing Two School-based Behavior Intervention Plans to Address Self-Injury in an Adolescent with ASD Using an Alternating Treatment Design". The study promotes best practice behavioral procedures and science in school environments so as to [...]
Behavioral Directions’ Third Annual Summer ABA Clinic enrollment is now underway. The clinic will be supervised by Dr. Jane Barbin, Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Behavior Analyst. We will continue to offer 3 and 6 week options, however, space is limited. The clinic involves 2-hour individual (one to one) sessions for four days each week. Given the noteworthy data [...]