How can QBC increase friendship skills?
QBC can help children, teens and adults the skills to
make and keep friends.
Primary Interventions Used
• Conversation Skills: QBC can teach the learner how to begin, maintain, and end conversations
• Social Media Etiquette: QBC can teach learners socially appropriate behavior when using social media
• Social Skills: QBC can teach learners appropriate social reciprocity
• Self Management: QBC can teach learners how to increase friendship skills by helping learners develop self awareness during social interaction
• Leisure Activities: QBC can teach learners how to use leisure activities as a means of creating friendships with like minded peers
Friendship Skills: A BCBA can teach a few simple skills that will increase the likelihood that the recipient will be able to develop and maintain need-satisfying relationships now and in the future.
Bullying Programs: A BCBA can identify behaviors associated with bullying. At QBC we treat bullying as a set of behaviors, not as a person. Bullying (as a set of behaviors) can be exhibited anyone for a variety of functions. And therefore such behaviors can be unlearned as well as (in some instances) prevented. By habilitating self-advocacy behaviors in persons who may be prone to bullying attacks much of the functions of bully behaviors would then be extinguished. QBC stays up to date with bullying as far as that which takes place using communication technologies (social media, email, text messaging, etc.) as well as traditional bullying behaviors.
Precision Teaching: A BCBA using precision teaching is able to identify academic strengths and weaknesses using direct measures of behavior and customizing ABA programs for learners. Using up to date outcome assessment the BCBA can predict how fast skills are being acquired at specific academic task demands and adjust programs accordingly.
Natural Environment Training (NET): A BCBA can both contrive and/or capture “teachable moments” during a learner’s natural activities and schedules in order to teach new skills and to generalize skills across people, places and time.
Verbal Behavior Training (VBT): A BCBA can perform comprehensive FBAs in order to design ABA programs that can increase words and phrases that are used to ask for wants and needs, identify objects, answer questions, ask questions, make comments, etc. with the ultimate goal of rolling conversation.
Pivotal Response Training: A BCBA can habilitate skills that are necessary to build many other related skills such as teaching learners to make eye contact when name is called, joint attending, attending to task, and many others.