The Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling (CABAS®)
Using a university-based training model, CABAS provides teacher training, supervisory support and administrative support to implement a system or school-wide program for students with various disabilities including visual impairment, mild to profound mental retardation, autism, learning disabilities, and emotional disturbances and has also been used to mainstream students. CABAS-trained teachers provide academic instruction and classroom behavior management based on a combination of technologies developed through scientific research in applied behavior analysis. These technologies include Direct Instruction, Precision Teaching, and PSI (Personalized System of Instruction) for staff and parent training. Instruction is individualized and based on measurable objectives. Supervisors provide teacher training and assist with data collect in the classroom. Teaching is adjusted as needed based on student performance. In a range of studies over 15 years, CABAS students made greater gains than non-CABAS students with smaller special education placement and significant cost reductions.
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