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Program Monitoring and Evaluation

Program Monitoring and Evaluation

Healthcare Professional Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program Monitoring and Evaluation

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the process that Trumpet Behavioral Health uses to build programs that will enable each child to maximize his or her greatest potential. Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBAs) work collaboratively with parents and healthcare professionals to identify behaviors that need to be either reduced or increased in order for children to experience success in school, home and community settings. Target behaviors for improvement are usually identified within the following areas:

  • Social/communication
  • Language
  • Academic
  • Self-help/daily living
  • Vocational
  • Recreational/leisure
  • Emotional/behavioral

In Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) curriculum, the ultimate goal is for individuals to become independent in all aspects of their lives, leading to a higher overall quality of life.

In order to achieve this goal, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) from Trumpet Behavioral Health use data in a systematic way to assess target behaviors to develop goals, design and implement effective treatment interventions, and consistently measure, monitor and evaluate progress.

Behavior Data Collection

Data collection is an essential component of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) used to measure, monitor and evaluate Individualized Education Program/Plan (IEP) for children with autism. Behavior specialists at Trumpet Behavioral Health train healthcare professionals to accurately record data using one or more of the following methods:

  • Frequency recording
  • Percent occurrence
  • Trials to criterion
  • Partial or whole interval recording
  • Momentary time sampling
  • Duration recording
  • Discrete categorization (coding)

Behavior Monitor and Evaluating Progress

Data from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) are graphed and analyzed on a regular basis by our professionals with specialized training in autism at Trumpet Behavioral Health. This analysis helps our behavior therapists determine whether current programming and interventions are effective. As a result, the behavior therapist can quickly intervene when a child isn’t making sufficient progress on his or her goals. At the same time, the data analysis ensures that the appropriate strategies are in place and that the child will meet progress milestones. In addition, Trumpet Behavioral Health trains healthcare professionals on recording, monitoring and evaluating data so that high quality Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programming will continue to be provided once behavioral services are faded.