Behaviour Institute Checklist for the Evaluation of Intensive Behaviour Programs

 

 The following is a checklist developed to help parents evaluate their IBI services.  

1

The supervisor of the childs program has acceptable educational background, has had specific training in Applied Behaviour Analysis, and has had acceptable experience that is suitable to the position that they hold.

yes

no

2

Staff receive ongoing direct supervision by qualified Behaviour Analysts that provides them with feedback on their skills.

yes

no

3

The supervision is frequent, direct and specific.

yes

no

4

The childs ABA program is based on a direct assessment of the childs skills, stimulus preference and directed toward longer term goals.

yes

no

5

Goals for the child are set with parent input and reflect relevant functional areas of adjustment for the child.

yes

no

6

Goals are written in terms of measureable objectives, describing the behaviour that will occur, the conditions under which it is to occur, and the criteria at which they should occur.

yes

no

7

The program is individualized to the childs level, interest, etc.

yes

no

8

The level of intensity of the program both in terms of the number of hours, as well as the delivery of services is appropriate to the child.

yes

no

9

The program is based on systematic teaching procedures using applied behaviour analysis.

yes

no

10

There are means in place to ensure consistency across the staff who are working with the child.

yes

no

11

There are strategies in place to probe for generalization of skills across setting, people, stimuli and over time and also ways of promoting generalization.

yes

no

12

There are means to ensure coordination of the IBI services with other services this child is currently receiving.

yes

no

13

Data is routinely collected on the childs progress and used to make program changes.

yes

no

14

Regular team meetings are held to review the childs progress and to make revisions.

yes

no

15

A systematic curriculum of programs is in place that is comprehensive in scope and developmental in sequence.

yes

no

 The Behaviour Institute is a private agency providing applied behaviour analytical services for children with autism and their families in Ontario. The Directors are Dr. Joel Hundert and Dr. Nicole Walton-Allen who are psychologists, Board Certified Behaviour Analysts and teach at McMaster University in Ontario. ACT Autism Community Training has the permission of the Behaviour Institute to use the following checklist to help parents in British Columbia evaluate their childs Intensive Behavioural Intervention program. There is a wealth of information on the website for parents to refer to: http://www.behaviourinstitute.com/