Coosa Behavioral Services specializes in providing services based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. As the only ABA clinic in Etowah county, we pride ourselves in providing a much needed resource for families of individuals with autism, developmental disabilities and behavioral concerns in our local area.
About Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the science of understanding and changing human behavior to provide meaningful and lasting impact in human lives. We determine the relationship between the environment and behaviors using evidence based assessments and practices for making socially significant changes in behavior.
A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will oversee all services provided to our clients. These are practitioners that have passed the board exam, received graduate-level coursework and experience in the field of behavior analysis. The job of a BCBA consists of supervision of therapists, overseeing, maintaining and developing programming for clients on their caseload.
Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) is a certficant who has undergraduate level coursework with several classes in behavior analysis. They must have experience hours in the field of ABA and supervised by a BCBA.
The newest certification is the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). After 40-hours of training and passing a certification exam, these individuals can practice under the direct supervision of a BCBA.
ABA therapy services provided by RBT's include discrete trials (DTT), behavior plan implementation and data collection.
Using data-driven analysis, we teach new skills, reduce problem behavior and increase communication
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M.S., BCBA , LBA Owner
Kara is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) living in Gadsden, Alabama. She obtained a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Auburn University and a Master’s in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida State University. She has over 13 years of experience in a large variety of areas including the clinical setting, ABA based preschool, Autism research lab, in-home and in school consulting settings. She has also provided several trainings to medical and educational professionals on the principles of behavior analysis and basics of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Kara enjoys working one on one with clients using the verbal behavior approach and teaching others about the world of behavior analysis. In her spare time, she is spending time with her husband Zach, their son Graham and dogs, Della and Penny. She also never misses a chance to cheer on her Auburn Tigers!