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Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Registered Behavior Technicians

Board Certified and Licensed Behavior Analysts 

Board Certified and Licensed Behavior Analysts (BCBA/LBAs) are professionals who help solve behavior related issues in schools, and other settings, by studying variables that can impact how individuals perform in these settings. School-based BCBA/LBAs work as part of student support services teams and consult with teachers, families, and the larger Planning and Placement (PPT) Team. They are skilled in conducting interviews, reviewing available student records, developing systematic data collection systems, and analyzing resulting data to form hypotheses about why a student is engaging in behaviors that interfere with learning in school. School-based BCBA/LBAs lend expertise in conducting Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs), developing and monitoring the effectiveness of Behavior Intervention Plans(BIPS) or other treatment plans, and in modifying the environment(s) in which students learn to support the development of prosocial behavior as well as academic and functional skills. Additionally, BCBA/LBAs are often members of school-based crisis teams and involved in developing protocols to reduce severe or dangerous problem behavior and replace it with behaviors that better help students participate meaningfully, and safely, in the school setting. BCBA/LBAs provide clinical supervision to Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) and oversee all work conducted by RBTs as well as by BCBA Trainees studying to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts.  

Staff Contacts





Jon Panzer Assistant Director of Special Education & Related Services 203-977-5622
Kim Arruda-Gulitz BCBA Department Head 203-977-4968