Behavioral Innovations Community of Practice

Fostering Growth & Impact

Community of practice is an ongoing initiative where behavior analysts can grow, thrive, and make a difference in the lives of children and families. Facilitated by:

  • Lori Russo, MS, BCBA, LBA
  • Dr. Shahla Alai’I-Rosales, BCBA-D, LBA
  • Dr. Jesus Rosales-Ruiz

Community of Practice, in partnership with Dr. Shahla Ala’i-Rosales, BCBA-D, LBA, and Dr. Jesus Rosales-Ruiz is a testament of our ongoing commitment to provide compassionate and effective intervention in the lives of children with autism and their families. Community of practice are intentionally formed groups of people who are committed to learning and serving together through development and training opportunities. New skills and knowledge are used in meaningful ways to understand, learn, and implement advances in ABA therapy, while staying true to the established principles.

We Are Dedicated To Advancing Compassionate, Effective, and Progressive Care.

BCBAs and Regional Directors meet with clinical experts to systematically review children’s intervention plans and progress. This is in addition to team meetings and center review activities and is designed as a teaching and learning activity. Cases are reviewed in depth and the team considers case histories, video samples across settings, program data, and parent and child perspectives. In collaboration with the BCBAs, clinical experts make both child and system recommendations for improving the well-being of the individual child, as well as the system that supports their progress. Faculty from premier training programs provide the expertise and the meetings are conducted in the style of teaching hospitals in that all assessments and recommendations are explained in the context of behavioral principles and the evidence base.

BCBAs are invited to learn from thought leaders in the field of behavior analysis in a monthly meeting. Each opportunity provides 2 continuing education credits and an abundance of important information. A variety of topics are discussed, including Compassionate Care, Progressive ABA, Family Harmony, Value Based Interventions, Cultural Responsiveness etc. and are followed by small group discussions about how to translate the information into reality for the children served.

BCBAs and Regional Directors attend semi-annual day-long training sessions to sharpen basic skills and concepts in behavior science. BCBAs use a cutting-edge behavior science tool to practice techniques and how to talk about behavior change with precision and humanity. Analysis and discussion of their own teaching interactions in the context of the concepts and techniques covered in the camp. This is an opportunity to intensively learn and bond as highly-dedicated behavior analysts.

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Hear From Our Families

We love BI!! They worked with my daughter, and she was completely prepared to start kindergarten. All the staff have been great!
M. Saelee October, 2023
Can’t say enough about them. We have seen improvements in our son. The staff genuinely care for these young ones who need so much care. Thank you for your patience and loving our children.
J. Karoki September, 2022
Saying that this place is wonderful wouldn’t be enough to describe how I feel about Behavioral innovations. My daughter has only been going for 5 […]
Saying that this place is wonderful wouldn’t be enough to describe how I feel about Behavioral innovations. My daughter has only been going for 5 months, and she’s a different child. Meltdowns have almost disappeared; her speech and confidence have developed. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your great work and dedication. For us, there’s a before and after BI. Thank you!
C. L. August, 2022

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