Our Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) programs are individually developed by our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), after a thorough and personalized assessment process that focuses on your child's unique skills and abilities.
Our ABA program provides one-on-one therapy programs for children with special learning needs, which take place in the clinic, school or home setting, depending on the individual needs of the family or child.
Intensive behavioral Intervention (IBI)
Detailed assessment of your child’s skill repertoire
A selection of goals are developed with the family
Emphasis on skills that will enable the child to be independent and successful
20-40 hours per week of 1:1 intervention
Ongoing data collection and analysis
Regular meetings between family and program staff to plan, review progress, and make adjustments
On-going parent training so family members can help support and utilize interventions
Variety of teaching approaches, including Natural environment teaching (NET), Discrete Trial Training (DTT), and Pivotal Response Training (PRT)
PARENT& CAREGIVER TRAINING
Functional behavioral assessment (FBA) to identify why the behaviors are occurring
Development of a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) to address persistent challenging behaviors
Family and caregiver training, to enable you to manage the behaviors at home and in the community
Sessions take place in the environment that the behavior is most likely to occur, to promote rapid behavior change
Advocating for your child's education is a challenge for any parent. When your child is in need of special education services, parents must work closely with school staff to determine the best plan of action for their child.
If your child is displaying repeated challenging behaviors at school, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) may be able to help. Our BCBAs work with parents, teachers, and school administrators to develop an individualized Positive Behavior Support Plan (PBSP) that focuses on increasing attention, on-task behavior, following group directions, being punctual, completing assignments and appropriate social behavior, among others.
Our consultation-based school services are designed for school-age children, who are struggling to reach their potential in the classroom.
Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts will:
conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) in the classroom
Develop a Positive Behavior Support Plan (PBSP)
If necessary, develop a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) to address persistent challenging behaviors
Work with school SENCo to develop IEP goals
Provide training for management of challenging behaviors in the classroom
School placement evaluation and recommendations
Trained ABA classroom support aides can:
work on social skills in real-time with your child and their classmates
assist with academic task modification and support
provide individualized reinforcement and implement behavior intervention plans
works on rapid prompt fading, so that your child can function without a social shadow as soon as possible.
Hire your own behavior interventionist and contract our Licensed Professionals’ supervision.
It is not always financially feasible to afford comprehensive ABA therapy without insurance coverage. We recognize this reality, and are actively working to lower our rates so that services can be accessible to all families.
However, in the meantime, some families may elect to hire their own behavior technicians, who can work with a child intensively in the home or school environment.
Considering that Registered Behavior Technicians are not independent practitioners, and must be supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in order to provide ABA therapy, Cayman ABA offers assessments, treatment plan development, and BCBA supervision to families participating in the "workshop model."
This model ensures quality ABA services are provided, while lowering the cost of therapy to meet your family's needs.
Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) are bound by a Professional and Ethical Compliance Code. The provision of Behavior Analytic supervision by a BCBA to paraprofessionals implementing ABA treatment plans is regulated and controlled by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board, as well as local laws in the Cayman Islands.
With these regulations in consideration, Cayman ABA offers the workshop model of supervision to families looking to contract our supervision to their own hired Registered Behavior Technician. If an individual is not a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), but has experience working as a behavioral technician in ABA, we can still provide supervision, under the condition that the home-therapist attains their RBT qualification within the first three months of starting under our supervision.
We require this level of certification for anyone we supervise, in order to protect the integrity of your child’s ABA program. Training and certification within the international licensing body of ABA practitioners, ensures consistency in service delivery and promotes best practices.
Our workshop agreements with families include the following guidelines:
1. Paraprofessionals employed by families must enroll in 40-hour online RBT training, approved by the BACB. This training can be completed entirely online.
2. The paraprofessionals must pass the Competency Assessment conducted by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
3. The paraprofessional must pass the RBT examination. The examination is administered at Pearson Vue Testing Centers; the closest testing centre to Cayman is in Miami.
4. This must be completed within the first three months of signing on to contracting services with Cayman ABA for supervision. During this time, the Cayman ABA supervisor can conduct the intake/assessment process with your child, so that the treatment plan is set up and ready to go when your paraprofessional returns with the RBT credential.
5. Families must consult with Immigration about the work permit title of their Behavior Technician. RBT cannot—by BACB ethical codes—engage in any dual relationships, including nannying/babysitting. As such, the work permit title “Caregiver/Nanny” should not be used. If nannying/babysitting activities are expected to be carried out by the RBT, families must make arrangements to ensure that these activities stop and are replaced by a person who is only employed as a nanny/babysitter, to avoid the RBT engaging in any dual relationships.
7. A person over the age of 18 must be present during all sessions conducted by the paraprofessional; we do not allow the RBT and child to work together alone, for your child’s safety.
9. Paraprofessionals must complete Darkness to Light training (available online for US $25.00), in accordance with child protection regulations in the Cayman Islands.