Learning behavior strategies can be life-changing. These evidence-based strategies can help a child become more independent, learn to communicate, and build meaningful relationships. But they’re not just for our children, students, and clients. Often, behavior strategies are recommended to be used by parents and teachers. We know that the more that family members, educators, and service providers are collaboratively involved in supporting an individual, the better & long-lasting the results. However, these strategies with so much positive potential are typically taught with lengthy, jargon-filled text, which can feel overwhelming and time-consuming for parents & teachers searching for support.
Let’s look at how a behavior expert may use this behavior jargon when giving recommendations to a parent. Maybe you are a parent or teacher who has had a similar experience!
While the recommendations themselves may be valid, effective, and appropriate for the individual, this teaching style will likely result in little buy-in, incorrect implementation, and the parent feeling confused or defeated. Instead, by using visuals and approachable language, the parent can feel confident and prepared to incorporate the strategy into their daily lives.
In fact, in a recent poll, parents, teachers, and new Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) providers shared with us that they would be more likely to use behavior strategies if they were easier to understand and easier to implement. When we consider that alongside research showing us that the average amount of time a behavior plan is implemented correctly is only 7 days, it’s a call to action for those teaching these strategies!
ABA Visualized teaches effective, evidence-based strategies using step-by-step visuals and approachable language, helping to bridge the gap between behavior expertise and those who could truly benefit from it: families and teachers. Whether you are teaching behavior strategies or learning for yourself, our illustrations & relatable examples make building skills and reducing challenging behaviors easy!