We are an ABA specialist organization that employs ABA certified trainers for students and parents throughout Long Island.
Antecedent addresses the event or activity that occurs immediately before the student demonstrates inappropriate behavior. Being able to determine what happened helps to discover what the triggers are that create certain behaviors.
Behavior examines what the child does when frustrated or provoked. By observing the students’ reaction and analyzing the events that preceded it, we can teach children strategies for dealing with challenging situations.
Consequence is the action that follows the behavior. At ABC, we believe in providing incentives to reinforce positive behaviors rather than focusing on punishment for negative behavior. Our goal is to improve our students’ abilities to problem solve and enhance their
social interactions with others.
ABC Rainbow Corporation utilizes the ABC model to better understand the actions that lead to unwanted behaviors and to determine the appropriate strategies that will result in positive interactions.
We see the antecedent or prior actions and events as the cornerstone for why students respond in certain ways. It is imperative to take the time to understand what the triggers are to ascertain the students ‘needs especially if the person has difficulty articulating how they feel. We recognize that understanding the catalyst is critical to arriving at the appropriate solution. It is important to note that the antecedent or the trigger can be a variety of things ranging from an overstimulating environment, loud noise, event or even interaction with others.
Our staff is trained to observe and make notations about the student’s behavior over time. As we develop and build relationships with students and their parents/guardians we can communicate the actions that precipitated the specific behaviors we endeavor to change. We look for patterns of behavior and pay particular attention to see if there are any consistencies as it relates to time, place, events, etc.
Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) covers a broad spectrum of complicated brain disorders that manifests itself in numerous ways ranging from communication challenges, repetitive behavior, sensory needs, social deficits, etc. We know that each person is an individual with unique skills and abilities. Therefore, our first step is to gain an appreciation for who the child is, how he/she processes information and what their strengths and limitations are.
Our trained experts consult and collaborate with all stakeholders including family, teachers, speech pathologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist and the student to develop a behavior intervention plan. Every stakeholder plays a vital role in the child’s success.