WA State Licensed Board Certified Behavior Analysts

The BCBA initially conducts a Intake Meeting to discuss the agencies policies and answer any questions. After the intake meeting and once services are authorized

the BCBA gathers infomation from interviews, investigating the function of a behavior, past history discovery, taking baseline data, observation, evaluating the

diagnosis, and additional assessments. The BCBA writes a initial treatment plan based on  the information gathered and makes a recommendation to the insurance

company on how many hours of therapy are appropriate for the families specific needs. The treatment plan includes specific goals in skill acquisition and behavior

change. Once the Initial treatment plan is submitted we wait for approval and have a RBT build rapport with your child and take data. After the rapport building

process is complete we start treatment. A BCBA supervises the RBT a certain amount of hours per week dependant on their recommendation in the treatment plan.

The BCBA continues ongoing RBT training, writing additional treatment plans, analyzing data, and making changes based on data results. They also conduct team

meetings with families to address any concerns and discuss the progress with treatment.

 

WA State Certified Behavior Technicians

The Certified Behavior Technician provides one on one ABA based treatment in the home, school, and other clinical settings based on the needs of the families.

They must pass a competency based test and a written test administered by the BACB to receive the RBT credential. They also must meet the requirements to

become a CBT through the WA State Department of Health. CBT’s receive ongoing training to improve on skills. CBT’s can turn their job into a career as a Board

Certified Behavior Analyst once they meet the educational and supervision requirements to sit for the BCBA exam. With the guidance of a Board Certified Behavior

Analyst (BCBA) we follow evidence based treatment to reduce challenging behavior and promote skill acquisition.  RBT’s collect data on the progress of skills and

behavior. They also record progress through summaries and graph the data at the end of sessions.