BAYADA serves the Hawai'i Department of Education as a contractor to provide school-based Paraprofessional, Behavioral Instructional Support Services, Licensed Behavior Analysts (LBA), and Registered Behavior Technician services for students from ages three to 22 who have a developmental delay, developmental disability, or behaviors that impact their ability to learn.
Our professionals work with schools to develop and implement evidence-based instructional and behavioral approaches that foster independence and exceptional student learner outcomes.
School Administrators: To find a local BAYADA office near you and speak to a team member about school-based contract services, click here.
To learn if your student may benefit from BAYADA services at school, speak to your Individualized Education Program (IEP) team.
Behavioral Instructional Support Services (BISS)
BISS professionals work with teachers to create a Teacher Consultation Plan that will support the teacher in developing the tools and strategies to best instruct the student on behavior and learning. The Teacher Consultation Plan may include:
- Paraprofessional guidance
- Individualized Education Program (IEP) goal planning
- Data collection strategies
- Evidence-based strategies
- Transition planning and support
The goal of paraprofessional services is to develop the student’s ability to function in the least restrictive environment (LRE) with more natural supports. Paraprofessionals work one-on-one or in groups with students to:
- Implement strategies developed by the teacher and the behavior specialist
- Assist in following IEP goals
- Manage behaviors in the classroom
- Support the student throughout the school day
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
BAYADA Behavioral Health provides school-based ABA services through a contract with the Hawai’i Department of Education. ABA is an applied science, used for the treatment of autism and related learning or social disorders to reduce challenging behaviors and increase functional skills. Interventions based on the principles of ABA are evidence-based, with clearly defined procedures to address social, communications, behavioral, and self-help deficits. ABA is provided either one-on-one or in a group setting by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®) and a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT™) who will implement and take data on programs detailed in the treatment plan. Learn more >>
Great Teamwork Ensures Great Services
At BAYADA, we work in collaboration with school administration and teachers to provide the highest quality services, so every student can reach their full potential. We will follow the teacher’s lead in classroom instruction and the student services coordinator’s lead in staffing decisions. In addition, we foster an environment of communication and support through regularly scheduled meetings, quality assurance reviews, and satisfaction surveys. “The staff are always professional and they go beyond the expectations to meet my students' needs."
~ Hawai'i Department of Education teacher
Our team of trained and experienced professionals Love What They Do
All of BAYADA’s professionals have an innate desire and commitment to help someone in need enjoy a better quality of life. Our people followed their hearts to get here. They are doing exactly what they were meant to do. And we back them every step of the way.
In addition to embodying the mission, vision, values, and purpose of The BAYADA Way—our company philosophy—each professional has extensive job-related experience and training and receives comprehensive supervision and team support. Every employee undergoes thorough background investigation and work reference checks, rigorous training both upon hire and annually, and orientation to each student’s specific needs.
The CSM will match the right paraprofessional to each student’s needs based on the teacher’s feedback, the number of contracted hours, and the student’s learning plan.
A master’s-level BSM provides clinical supervision, oversight, support, training, and clinical expertise.
BISS professionals work with teachers to create a Teacher Consultation Plan that will support the teacher in developing the tools and strategies to best instruct the student on behavior and learning.
Paraprofessionals work 1:1 or in groups with students to implement strategies developed by the teacher and the behavior specialist, assist in following IEP goals, manage behaviors in the classroom,and support the student throughout the school day.
A BCBA® is a masters-trained professional who administers, conducts, evaluates, and supervises your child’s ABA therapy. BCBAs must be Licensed Behavior Analysts (LBA) in the state of Hawai’i.
An RBT® is a paraprofessional who administers your child’s ABA therapy under the supervision of a BCBA® or BCaBA®.
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The best thing about my job is the little things, the small wins. It adds up quick and before you know it, you look back and you are just amazed by their little spirits and proud of how much they’ve grown and learned. The moments when it hits you that you realize the child you’re working with learned something new or has done something independently.
~ Alyssa Dimatulac, Paraprofessional