12-Week Behavior Program

We make you the expert. In traditional ABA therapy, therapists work one-on-one with your child. At Behavior Essentials, we focus on you – the parent. We give you the skills you need to address your child’s behavior, so when we walk out the door you don’t feel lost.

We’re action-oriented and data-driven. At Behavior Essentials, our therapists work hard to create measurable change in behaviors. We use data to make changes to the behavioral program as often as needed.
JUN
2006

Weeks 1-2

ASSESSMENT of NEEDS & ABC’s of BEHAVIOR

We start with understanding what behavior impacts your family most and how  Behavior Essentials can help.

Learn how the environment influences behavior. Begin to look at behavior more objectively.

Weeks 3-4

ABC’s of BEHAVIOR & FUNCTIONS of BEHAVIOR

Uncover your child’s triggers and rewards. Learn to predict and prevent problem behavior

Learn why behavior persists. Understand the FOUR purposes of behavior.
OCT
2007
JUN
2006

Weeks 5-6

ADVANCED FUNCTIONS & EXTINCTION

We start with understanding what behavior impacts your family most and how Behavior Essentials can help.

What to expect when initiating a behavior change plan. Discover how to eliminate a problem behavior.

Weeks 7-8

EXTINCTION & ADVANCED ABC’s

Why does behavior get worse before it gets better? Learn how to respond to problem behavior.  

Spend time unpacking messy behavior sequences and learn how consequences can trigger more behavior.
OCT
2007
JUN
2006

Weeks 9 - 10

LAWS OF BEHAVIOR

Learn that there are only FOUR ways to respond to behavior. Increase and decrease behavior through consistent consequences.

Understand how to use reinforcement effectively. Learn the unfortunate side effects of punishment.

Weeks 11 - 12

REPLACEMENT BEHAVIORS & MAINTENANCE

Select valued behaviors for your child. Discover how to get more desired behavior.

Develop a plan to move forward into the future. Have a smooth transition into other therapies..
OCT
2007