Our Technical Approach
In the world every person is unique. At BMi we understand that every student's individual differences. That's why we customize each program and teaching procedure as per the child's need based on the principle of Applied Behavior Analysis. Teaching at BMI is structured around various domain areas as needed to support a child on the autism spectrum. The highly individualized IEP's address the student's complex behavioural, social and educational needs.BMI follows cutting edge technology and latest evidence based techniques using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), which includes Skinner's Verbal Behavior approach to teach children. BMI Directors attend International conferences every year to keep up-to-date with latest behavior analytic practices to plan language programs, behavior modification plans and teaching proceduresSuccess at BMI is based on our programs which are designed by highly skilled and certified Behavior Analysts.
Individualized child specific training is provided to each staff member working with the child. Considering there is no ABA education in India, the para-professionals are trained and constantly supervised to ensure they follow instructions and work only under the guidance of those approved by BMI Technical Directors.To impart high quality individualized therapy all teaching at BMI is 1:1. As the child progresses group programs are added or recommended. All teaching is done so as to generalize learning across people and settings.Like a true ABA organization there is intensive data taken at BMI on all aspects of learning. The data is used to take decisions, make changes, modify programs, monitor learning. Behavior study and modifications are also data based.Progress in the child is tracked continuosly, as well as through periodic assessments based on the VB-MAPP. Guidance is given to parents to pursue the methods followed at BMI.
As the practice of behavior analysis is ALWAYS done under Certified ABA professionals. BMI as a pioneering center in India, has a hierarchical system of monitoring para-professionals who work with children. All para-professional trainers are trained in-house by the team of BCBA's. They are further supervised routinely by either a BCBA / BCaBA or senior trainer. All Programs: Language, Behavioral, Social, Academic, Adaptive and Play are supervised by Smita Awasthi, BCBA or Julianne Bell BCBA. BMI Technical Team: BMI is the only ABA organization in India with 3 BCBA's (Smita Awasthi, Julianne Bell, Sridhar Aravamudhan). At BMI everything revolves around the child. Close collaboration between the parent and BMI ensures that the child's potential is unlocked so the child can grow to his maximum potential.