At Solutions Behavioral Consulting, our passion is helping individuals of all abilities to thrive by using evidence based practices rooted in the science of applied behavior analysis to help our students achieve their goals and improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree.
Our Philosophy and Practice
Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the:
- Scientific study of human behavior,
- Application of the principles of learning and motivation from Behavior Analysis, and
- Procedures and technology derived from those principles, to the solution of problems of social significance.
Many decades of research have validated treatments based on ABA. The principles of behavior analysis are applied systematically to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree. ABA includes the use of direct observation, measurement, and analysis to determine the relationship between the environment and behavior. ABA is based on the belief that an individual’s behavior is influenced by past and current environmental events. Behavior is modified based on external events that can be manipulated.
Over the past 40 years, several thousand published research studies have documented the effectiveness of ABA across a wide range of populations, practitioners, settings, and behaviors.
Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst (COBA)/Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
Solutions Behavioral Consulting consultants are Certified Ohio Behavior Analysts (COBA) and Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) and Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA). A Certified Oho Behavior Analysts is certified by the Ohio State Board of Pscyhology to practice Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in the state of Ohio.
An individual who is Board Certified as a Behavior Analyst or Assistant behavior analyst is a practitioner who conducts behavioral assessments, provides behavior analytic interpretations of the results, and provides recommendations for behavior change. A certified analyst has completed specific college coursework from a college or University with an approved Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) course sequence. The individual has also completed extensive supervised field hours to be eligible for the certification exam. A BCBA or BCaBA follows a strict ethical code and employs every effort to carry out effective behavior analytic interventions based on well-established research.