What is a BCBA, and Why Would I Want One On Our Team?

BCBA stands for Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Individuals who have completed rigorous coursework and passed the exam set forth by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) will be awarded with a license. Certification is maintained through continuing education requirements grounded in clinical and ethical practice. BCBAs carry at least a Masters Degree, have accomplished at least 225 hours of additional coursework, and must meet all other legal and professional guidelines in accordance with the BACB's national standards. BCBA's are highly skilled clinicians that are trained in the field of behavioral science as supported by over fifty years of empirical research.

AERI's Behavior Analysts and Behavior Specialists work as a team to provide expertise in understanding why behaviors occur, suggest strategies that can reduce or extinguish undesirable behaviors, and promote positive social development and skill acquisition followed by skill mastery.

Our specialists collect, organize and analyze data that assist with the development of individualized programming. Guided by our Behavior Analysts, we recognize the unique needs of differently-abled learners and capitalize on the needs and strengths of each person served by utilizing modalities supported by the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Our BCBAs have several years of experience designing home, school and community based programs. Principles of behavior analysis can be used across all lines of service to complement other evidence-based treatments and/or psychotherapy to promote optimal outcomes across the lifespan.