Bloom BCS provides in-home ABA services to those with autism. In-home services are supervised by a behavior analyst and trained direct care staff. During this time, an assessment is done to determine need and goals are set with the family to decide what is best suited for the family’s needs and what goals are most feasible for both the individual and family to succeed. The goal is for the individual to succeed during therapy both with the behavior analyst and the family so that the skills learned can be generalized outside of therapy sessions in the home and community settings. Skills commonly focused on during in-home therapy consist of: communication skills, social skills, independent skills, task completion/activity skills, leisure skills, and adaptive/community skills.
Bloom provides a variety of consultative services to school districts within the region, utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to assist school teams to support students with autism, challenging behavior, and other developmental disabilities.
BCBA services include:
- Conducting Behavioral Assessments (Functional Behavior Assessment, Functional Analysis, Ecological Assessment)
- Development of Behavior Intervention Plans (based upon assessment)
- Training and monitoring of Behavior Intervention Plans
- Conducting language based, functional skills, and vocational assessments (VBMAPP, ABLLS, AFLS)
- Development and support of highly specialized student programming (Discrete Trial Instruction, Natural Environment Teaching)
- Establishment of class wide behavior supports and training to support school personal
- Development and monitoring of data collection systems
- Professional development for teachers and/or paraprofessionals
RBT services include:
- Individualized student support (in accordance with student IEP)
- Training and modeling of specialized intervention plans for school personnel
Bloom provides initial and ongoing training to behavior technicians in order to enhance skill development and ensure high quality services for all clients.
Prior to working with clients, initial training is conducted regarding: company policies and procedures, program implementation and data collection, Safety Care, CPR, and client specific orientation.
Quarterly staff training occurs to promote professional development across a variety of topics including teaching within the natural environments, promoting independence in the community, enhancing attention and engagement, promoting communication, and professionalism, in addition to maintaining compliance with state and federal training guidelines.
All services are provided under the supervision of a BCBA/BCaBA. Ongoing training and oversite is provided to behavior technicians on-site utilizing Behavioral Skills Training (BST) Model to address client specific needs and programming.
Bloom supports certification of direct care staff as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) through:
- BACB approved 40 hour training sequences for full time employees
- Verifying competencies in accordance with the RBT task list
- Ongoing supervision once certified by a BCBA for at least 5% of hours worked
Social outings are conducted in the natural environment and are individualized to foster social skills, communication and independence. The core principle of working on social outings is to provide individuals with opportunities for social situations and to apply previously mastered in-home skills to social settings.
Registered Behavior Technician (RBT): Bloom provides 40 hours training to direct care providers under the supervision of a BCBA and/or BCaBA looking to become a Registered Behavior Technician.
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA): Within our team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Bloom provides supervision for supervisees planning to sit for their BCBA according to the BCBA task list. Both individual and group supervision is provided. Please contact us for more information.
Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA): In accordance with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, the BCBAs at Bloom provide ongoing supervision for BCaBA supervisees.