For children who come to Spark for early intervention, we integrate learning goals into play using incidental teaching methods. Visual aids, prompts and reinforcement are powerful educational tools for young children.
Behavior Intervention Plans
Spark kids who struggle with challenging behavior, are provided a Behavior Intention Plan (BIP), designed by their BCBA. After an assessment, they’ll determine how best to address the problem behavior. For consistency and efficacy, we offer training to all caregivers on how to implement the BIP.
Our team provides intervention in classrooms to help children learn alongside their peers in a general education environment.
For children who have specific goals to address at home or would learn better in their personal safe-haven, we can bring Spark Learning to you. We strongly encourage family involvement during all in-home sessions.
Functional Behavior Assessments
For clients and non-clients alike, Spark conducts Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) to help determine why the challenging behavior is occurring and design appropriate interventions. An FBA includes direct observation of the child at school and/or home, a review of records and interviews with parents,caregivers and/or teachers After identifying why the behavior is occurring a BCBA will develop a behavior intervention plan to reduce the challenging behavior and teach replacement skills. The BCBA will provide ongoing support and training for effective implementation.
Admission, Removal, Dismissal Meetings (ARD)
Your assigned BCBA will review your child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) and make recommendations and suggestions. If desired, they will also attend your Admission, Removal, Dismissal (ARD) meeting and help talk through recommendations with the school as appropriate.
To ensure our children are successful in all environments, our BCBAs regularly collaborate and consult with classroom teachers, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, coaches, and other service providers. BCBAs conduct observations as needed and provide recommendations, training, and in-the-moment support.
Parent Training and Involvement
Parents are always encouraged to take an active role in their child’s therapy. We have an open-door policy and welcome parents and caregivers to attend therapy sessions anytime they are able. Your BCBA will make a recommendation for how often a parent or caregiver should join in.
Contact us to learn more, ask questions, or schedule an in-person or virtual tour. We are located in central Austin and provide services throughout Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Leander, Westlake, Bee Cave, and more. We look forward to meeting you.