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
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.
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst
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.
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
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
- Autism Scholarship Program
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.
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.