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Unlocking new opportunities for growth in school and at home.

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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Our ABA program is overseen by our behavior department, headed by our team of seven Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA/D & BCBA) who are experts in their field and dedicated to improving the lives of our students and families. Our behavior team closely collaborates with parents and staff so students consistently receive the individualized support they need throughout the school day. The integration of ABA instruction with support services such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy ensure continuity across environments and lead to greater success and better outcomes for students.

At Beacon Day School, ABA is:

Facilitated by a team of dedicated experts, including: BCBA’s, teachers, Lead Behavior Interventionists (LBIs) and students’ Individual Behavior Interventionists (BIs)

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Our model allows students to attain more independence by relying on others for support rather than dependency.

Social Skills Therapy

A key part of our Behavior Support and Services Program is developing  social skills, which in turn enhance students’ opportunities for meaningful learning. One of the primary ways we establish and build social skills is by creating an environment rich in opportunities for interacting with peers while supporting and accommodating individual needs.​ 


Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS)

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports are an integral part of Beacon’s school program and provide students the accommodations and evidence-based interventions they need to safely and successfully navigate school, home and their community. By implementing PBIS strategies, our highly skilled staff is able to address, reduce, and replace maladaptive behaviors with appropriate alternatives that empower students.

Comprehensive Functional Behavior Assessments to isolate functions of behavior and create a corresponding Behavior Intervention Plan.  

Collaborative approach among staff to ensure continuity across all services, supports, and interventions.

Proactive measures to minimize triggering interfering behaviors with a focus on prevention.

Ongoing, thorough reviews of behavior intervention plans to optimize efficacy.

Detailed data collection for invaluable insight into students’ behavior, tracking progress across targeted areas, and potential program enhancements for best outcomes.

School-wide emphasis on success across all settings and services for all students using evidence-based interventions, strategies, and supports.

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