ERA Behavioral Solutions offers a range of programs for children and adolescents with Speech delay, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), young children at risk for developmental disorders, and individuals with adaptive functioning deficits and behavioral challenges.
Home-based services take place in clients’ homes, their most natural environment. Services that are provided in the home allow skills to be targeted in the environment in which they are most likely to occur.
Center-based services take place at ERA Behavioral Solutions center located in Glendale, California, providing a fun, welcoming, and therapeutic learning environment.
Early Intensive / Comprehensive ABA Treatment
The treatment approaches are implemented under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, using the principals of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) based on current research findings. Our Intensive and Early Intervention program utilizes principles of ABA to help children with intellectual and developmental disorders between the ages of 2 and 6. Based on decades of research, it has been shown that early intervention is the KEY to seeing extensive results when increasing appropriate behaviors and decreasing inappropriate behaviors. ABA treatment is the most successful approach for children with autism, and it is widely recognized by a number of sources including the U.S. Surgeon General, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Institute of Mental Health. This program is comprehensive and tailored to each child’s needs, consisting of up to 40 hours per week of intervention programs to teach foundational skills such as communication, social, and self-help skills.
Focused ABA services
Focused ABA services utilize principles of ABA to help individuals ages 6-years old up to 21-years old. Our primary goal is to increase socially appropriate behaviors and reduce challenging behaviors. This program is appropriate for individuals who need treatment for a limited number of key functional skills and have acute problem behavior, including but not limited to aggression, self-injurious behavior, and elopement. Examples of key functional skills include establishing social communication skills, self-care and hygiene skills, safety skills, independent leisure skills, and many more.
Functional Behavior Assessment
Prior to beginning intervention, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) conducts a comprehensive Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) in order to identify factors that influence behaviors or challenges in need of intervention.
During the intake process, prior to beginning the intervention, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) conducts skills assessments to identify strengths and deficits across various domains (e.g., communication, social, motor, adaptive, play, executive functioning, cognition) utilizing empirically validated tools, such as:
- Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP)
- Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales
- Skills Developing
- Essential for Living
- Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills, Revised (ABLLS-R)
- The Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS)
Programs tailored to each client’s needs
Based on the results of the functional behavior assessment and various skills assessments, an individualized treatment plan is developed to decrease challenging behaviors and target skill deficits.
A significant component in our services and treatment models is caregiver participation. As an agency, we pride ourselves in providing comprehensive training to help parents and other caregivers understand the needs of their loved one’s differences and challenges, assist more effectively with their development, and maximize treatment outcomes.
Group Caregiver training
Based on The RUBI Autism Network’s model and manual, “Parent Training for Disruptive Behaviors”, we provide group caregiver training on weekends. The caregiver training is usually conducted in 10 to 16 sessions over a period of 4 to 6 months and enables caregivers to be the change agents. Given that caregivers spend the most time with their children, this training promotes generalization of skills across multiple settings and multiple people the child comes in contact with.
To establish continuity of care and maximize treatments outcomes, ERA Behavioral Solutions collaborates closely with other service providers, including occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, school teachers, primary care physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, and many others. Collaboration is essential and, at times, paramount for the optimal treatment gains during service delivery.
We offer clinical consultations for cases in which direct intervention is not necessary or critical. The consultations are designed based on the initial FBA results and are aimed to provide additional supports to caregivers and/or other service providers.
Services that are provided in the community provide opportunities to apply acquired skills in a variety of settings, including parks and playgrounds, family outings, grocery stores, and many more.
ERA Behavioral Solutions is a part BHCOE’s community of top performing ABA service organizations demonstrating our commitment to quality. Located in Glendale, California, ERA Behavioral Solutions earned a 1-year Accreditation, highlighting our commitment to the clients and families we serve.
BHCOE Accreditation recognizes behavioral health organizations that excel in clinical quality, staff qualifications, and consumer satisfaction, and promote systems that enhance these areas.