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New Intervention Plan for Autism Spectrum Disorder Patients
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Challenging behavior is commonly associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and in a recent study, 94 percent of children with ASD exhibited some form of challenging behavior, such as repeated and unusual vocalizations, aggression towards others, property destruction, leaving the supervision of a caregiver without permission and repeated and unusual body movements.  

A new behavior intervention plan (BIP) builder is now available to help educators, clinicians and other behavior professionals build BIPS for individuals who display challenging behavior.   

The Skills® Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) Builder is a stand-alone program that is designed to treat the root cause of challenging behavior.  The BIP Builder offers newly-enhanced features and is the ultimate tool for efficiently designing effective BIPs to decrease challenging behavior using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA). The program utilizes evidence-based practices and emphasizes least-intrusive procedures.

The Skills® BIP Builder has been available as a component of the Skills® Online Autism tool, which is comprised of comprehensive skills assessment, treatment planning, and progress tracking and reporting.  Now, professionals have the option to access the Skills® BIP Builder as a stand-alone program in order to address challenging behaviors commonly displayed by individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental and behavioral disorders.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) one in every 88 children in America is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, making it more prevalent than juvenile diabetes, pediatric cancer and pediatric AIDS combined.  Moreover, in the study “Symptom Severity and Challenging Behavior in Children with ASD,” published in the November 2010 journal Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 94 percent of the children with ASD who participated in the study exhibited some form of challenging behavior.  These behaviors include repeated and unusual vocalizations, aggression toward others, property destruction, leaving the supervision of a caregiver without permission, and repeated and unusual body movements.   Continue>

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