Providing Individualized
Applied Behavior Analysis Services
We are an Autism Scholarship Provider and an in-network provider for Tricare, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare/Optum, Aetna and Humana.

What is ABA?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy uses an evidence-based approach that is used to make socially significant changes in behavior to improve the lives of children.

Key Behavior uses ABA’s scientific approach to assess and analyze a child’s behaviors and ability, and uses that information to identify effective strategies to teach the child new skills and improve behaviors. Using ABA can teach children skills that will improve communication, social skills, other important behaviors.

"If a child cannot learn in the way we teach, we must teach in a way the child can learn" ~ Dr. Ivar Lovaas

Our Approach

At Key Behavior Services, we believe that all children have the ability to learn and grow. If a child is not learning or making progress, we have to look at our teaching strategies and adjust accordingly to ensure that the child is learning and making strong progress.

Our team of professionals at Key Behavior has experience working with children from 18 months old up to 18 years old. All services provided are supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Many of the children who benefit from ABA Therapy are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder , however, we have and will work with children with a different diagnosis or no diagnosis at all.

About Key Behavior

Key Behavior Services, LLC, was formed in 2014 by Hal Houseworth, BCBA. Key Behavior provides a variety of services using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. Key Behavior provides ABA services throughout the Dayton and Cincinnati areas. Services include professional development workshops, Independent Education Evaluations (IEE), school consultations, and in-home ABA programs.
Hal Houseworth
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Hal has worked with individuals using the principles of ABA since 2009, and has provided school’s with staff training throughout the United States, Canada, and Jamaica. Hal formed Key Behavior Services, LLC, to provide a variety of ABA services in the Dayton area. Hal has worked with individuals between the ages of 2 and 21 years of age in a variety of settings. Hal has served as an adjunct professor at Wright State University, and has also presented multiple years at the annual OCALI Conference in Columbus, OH, and at the 2013 CCBD Conference in Chicago, IL.
 
Lisa Houseworth
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Lisa has worked with children with autism spectrum disorders using the principles of ABA and Verbal Behavior since 2001. In 2005, Lisa graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education, and then continued her education by graduating from the University of Dayton Law School in May, 2010. Lisa has had experience in as the director of center-based programs in Dayton and Wapakoneta, school consulting, and also overseeing in-home programs. She has worked with individuals ranging in age from 2 years old through young adults.
 
Kristen Shaw
Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst
Kristen has worked with children and adolescents who have special needs, primarily Autism Spectrum Disorders, utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2007. She graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and later went on to take her BCaBA coursework from Florida Institute of Technology and became a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst in 2011. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Psychology from Capella University. Kristen has overseen programming and worked directly with individuals who have special needs in a variety of different settings, including, private and public schools, in-home, center-based, and community-based programs.
 
 

School Services

Key Behavior provides services to multiple districts in the Dayton and Cincinnati areas. These services include staff trainings, development of behavior intervention plans, functional behavior assessments (FBA’s), and independent educational evaluations. Services are provided to students in kindergarten through high school.

Staff Training

Key Behavior provides staff training to a variety of organizations, including school districts, small agencies, and non-profit organizations. Topics for training include, but are not limited to:

  • Intro to ABA
  • Verbal Behavior
  • Data Collection
  • Functional Living Skills
  • Behavior Management
  • Registered Behavior Technician

 

In-Home ABA

Key Behavior provides in-home programs for children between the ages of 2 and 21. Programs are individualized to each child, and therefore, can vary significantly from student to student. We provide trained behavior technicians to many of the families we serve, although some families receive BCBA-only services too. 

Some insurance plans now cover ABA services in Ohio. Key Behavior  is an in-network provider for the following companies, and also accepts private-pay clients.

  • Tricare North
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • United Healthcare/Optum
  • Humana
  • Autism Scholarship Program

Payments

Key Behavior offers online payment options through PayPal for our clients.
 

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Registered Behavior Technician Training

Key Behavior is excited to announce our Registered Behavior Technician™ training in the summer of 2015. In addition, we are thrilled to announce that participants will have the opportunity to earn Wright State University credit hours. The RBT™ credential is recognized under the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. The RBT credential signifies a higher standard of service; ability to provide the most effective behavior management; RBTs are better trained, more qualified, and more reputable than teachers/therapists without the credential.

Social Skills Survey

Many of the children we work with are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. A common characteristic among children with autism is a delay in acquiring language and social skills. Social skills are a complex set of skills that allow individuals to be successful in a variety of settings that require some form of interaction. Often for children, these interactions happen with their peers and friends in school and other extracurricular settings.

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