In response to the growing population of students eligible for special education and in an effort to meet the unique needs of students with autistic –like characteristics, the Garden Grove Unified School District has pursued the proactive development and implementation of an in-house IBI program with its fundamental principles based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). ABA is a methodology for behavior intervention, in which all of our IBI aides are trained and supervised by our in district Behavior Specialist, who are all licensed Board Certified Behavior Analysis (BCBAs).
ABA is a scientifically validated approach to understanding and managing socially significant behavior that impede overall student growth. We employ this scientific approach to strategically build appropriate socialization skills, create opportunities for the use of functional communication, eliminate disruptive behavior and teach replacement skills for maladaptive behaviors. The Garden Grove Unified School District honors the IDEA mandate for the appropriateness of least restrictive environments (LRE). Therefore, IBI services range from site consultation to 1:1 support.