BIG is a CABAS® accredited learning center offering school consultation services for teachers, school staff members, interdisciplinary teams and families. We provide consultation services to public, private and charter schools within both special education and general education classrooms. Our school-based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) consultation and therapeutic services are provided by a CABAS® credentialed Behavior Analyst. CABAS®, which stands for Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling, is a research-driven, system wide approach that offers a proven teaching system designed around the individual. In our work with schools and teachers, our ABA instruction addresses behavior issues and promotes student learning independence and inclusion. We offer comprehensive consultation and training packages designed to help teachers incorporate CABAS® methodologies into instruction and classroom management. Teachers take a proactive approach to classroom management when these strategies are incorporated into instruction, therefore decreasing the need for individual behavior interventions. To monitor progress, we meet monthly with school administration.
We also offer professional development workshops for teachers, staff and administration who interact with students in grades pre-k through 12. With a combination of lectures, individual training and group instruction, these workshops are facilitated by a Louisiana Pathways approved independent trainer, and the necessary supplemental training materials are provided by BIG. Workshops are designed for paraprofessionals, general education and special education teachers. Topics include, but are not limited to the following:
- Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis in the Classroom
- Applying the Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis in the Classroom
- Managing Crisis Behavior in the Classroom
For more information, call BIG at (225) 757-8002.