It is not uncommon for children with Autism to get left behind in the classroom. This is not only frustrating for the child, but can lead to meltdowns that disrupt the entire class.
As a parent of a child with ASD this can be extremely disheartening. You want your child to have the same opportunities as their classmates, but behavioral issues can get in the way, so what are you to do?
Much like Individual Education Plans (IEP), Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) can be developed to ensure your child’s success in academic settings.
Defined as a concrete action plan that is performed to help a child with ASD to reduce disruptive behaviors, BIP plans are implemented to move children away from meltdowns and toward effective coping skills to prevent meltdowns in school.
A combination of unique elements that starts with an initial evaluation, BIP plans outline detailed descriptions of how plans will be implemented not only by teachers, but school administrators and everyone else on staff. BIP plans are most effective when everyone is onboard!
Here are some of the specific ways in which BIPs can help your child with Autism:
- Reduce Disruptive Behaviors
- Creates Clear Expectations
- Encourage Consistency
- Reinforce Appropriate Behaviors
- Produce Measurable Results
If a certain BIP plan is not working for your child, ABA therapists, parents, and school staff can regroup to develop a more effective method that is tailored to your child’s specific needs.
Your child deserves to thrive in academic settings, regardless of their ASD diagnosis. If you are interested in learning more about BIPs and how your child can get the support they require in the classroom, then we are here to help!
At Step Forward ABA we proudly offer ABA therapy in Florida. By getting to know your child personally, and working with them in the environment that they are most comfortable, we focus on a combination of behavior therapy modalities to enable your child to reach their full potential.
Whether your child needs a BIP in the classroom, you are looking for support as a parent of a child with ASD, or you are curious to learn more about our in-home ABA therapy options, we are here to provide behavior therapy solutions for any child, no matter where they fall on the spectrum.
Let’s work together to help your child step into their maximum potential! Contact us today to learn more about ABA therapy in Florida.