S.T.A.G.E.S of Learning Center

February 2016

REMINDER FOR PARENTS OF S.T.A.G.E.S OF LEARNING STUDENTS

Please remember to check in with our office staff when arriving at any time other than scheduled pick-up or drop-off.

Spring is Coming!

The warmer temperatures are a great reminder that spring is on its way! Don't forget to mark your calendars - STAGES Spring Break is March 14-18 this year.
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Student Newsletter

Be sure to keep an eye out for a weekly student newsletter that will be sent home on Fridays!

DECODING ABA

We know how mysterious acronyms and abbreviations can be to families that are new to ABA (applied behavior analysis), so we are going to begin to help you decode our behavior lingo every month.


This month's definition is from Behaviorspeak: a Glossary of Terms in Applied Behavior Analysis.

ABC Description: A description of a response in terms of the Antecedent (A), Behavior (B), and Consequence (C) of the response. An ANTECEDENT is the stimulus that immediately precedes the behavior. The BEHAVIOR is a description of the response in terms of its topography. The CONSEQUENCE is the immediate outcome of the behavior. Also called the three-term contingency.



We are hoping that through these monthly definitions, we can all take one step further in developing clear communication between families and therapists.


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CPI Training - March 5

Crisis Intervention Prevention Training is just around the corner for the staff at S.T.A.G.E.S. and Behavior Matters. We would like to open this day up to the parents of our S.T.A.G.E.S. students as well. Crisis intervention prevention is a skill set that can be incredibly useful. Parents attending

CPI Training will not leave with CPI certification but will walk away knowing how to properly react and understanding how Behavior Matters/S.T.A.G.E.S. staff will react if a situation warrants intervention.


CPI Training will be held on March 5th at the Behavior Matters Clinic, beginning at 9:00AM and running anywhere from six to eight hours. If you would like to participate in this day of training, or if you have questions regarding this day, please contact our office.


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Classes offered for those interested in becoming a Registered Behavior Technician or Board Certified Autism Technican

There are several training options depending on an individual's education and experience level. For adult students with a High School Diploma or equivalent, the program is designed to last 4-6 months; those with an Associates Degree should expect a 2-3 month program; those with a Bachelor's Degree or higher should complete the program in 4 - 8 weeks.


The program consists of 3 parts:


Part 1: Each student will complete 45 hours of online coursework covering the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (the coursework covers multiple levels of topics ranging from Intro to Autism to Functional Behavior Analysis).


Part 2: Students with a HS diploma or equivalent will complete 500 hours of hands on training.


Students will a Associate Degree or higher will complete 50-60 hours of hands on training. (The training involves working directly with clients using the principles learned in the online training. It is a gradual program, starting with shadowing a BCBA then eventually taking over and implementing programming.)


Part 3: Once previous training is complete and a level of proficiency is obtained, students are required to take a national certification exam.


Cost:

HS Diploma/ 545 hour program $1500

Associate Degree +/ 105 hour program $500


Exam cost varies based on desired certification

RBT (Registered Behavior Technician)~$75

BCAT (Board Certified Autism Technician) ~ $75

S.T.A.G.E.S. of Learning Center

S.T.A.G.E.S. of Learning Center (STAGES) is a private, therapeutic school dedicated to improving the lives of its students through the science of Applied Behavior Analysis. We serve students aged between 3 and 21 years who demonstrate a wide range of needs in the areas academic, social, communication, and daily living skills. Our goal is to prepare our students for success and fulfillment both academically and socially so that they can have the smoothest transition into the mainstream world. We provide individualized educational programs based on the principles and methods of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). We seek to make the programs both functional and socially significant for the student.